Solving Recruitment Woes

Ongoing problems with teacher recruitment and retention are having a crippling effect on many schools. Julie Ellins highlights a new apprenticeship programme that is creating solutions and helping new teachers get the support they need.
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The state of the nation 

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) just released the results of a new study—The teacher labour market in England: Shortages, subject expertise and incentives—which examines the most recent figures on how numbers of teachers and their quality vary. The report highlights a major shortage of teachers across the country. Additionally, pupil numbers have risen by approximately 10% in the last eight years.  

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