This report by The Royal Society considers primary and early secondary science and mathematics education across the United Kingdom. It warns that children are put off pursuing the subjects because of poor teaching and reveals that there are only 5,989 specialist science teachers and 3,903 maths experts covering the 17,000 primary schools in England. The report also called for maths tests for 11 year olds to be scrapped and recommends each primary school should have a specialist science teacher. Sixteen recommendations are made.
Leadership Briefing Issue 5.03 (51)