Winter is here | (Steve Wheeler)

Image from PexelsWe are heading into the perfect storm. Students numbers are growing, and there aren’t enough teachers.

For the second year in the UK, secondary (high) school numbers have grown, and it’s expected that over the next 8 years there will be a 19% rise in these numbers, with over 600,000 additional students. The sudden increase in births from 2002 onwards is largely responsible for this trend, and this was an expected rise. However, at the same time, funding for schools (regardless of the recent announcement for additional funding – which is simply being siphoned from elsewhere…

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