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Teacher recruitment and retention strategy

The Department for Education (DfE) have just released their strategy for recruiting and retaining school teachers in state-funded schools.  The following is taken from their site;

Teaching remains a popular career choice for many. We recruited over 2,000 more trainee teachers for the 2018 to 2019 academic year than in 2017 to 2018, continuing the positive trend we saw the previous year. However, the growing number of pupils of secondary age means that we need even more teachers. This is at a time when we are losing more teachers from the profession than we can afford to, and are operating in the most competitive labour market on record.

To address this, the Department for Education has developed a teacher recruitment and retention strategy. Building on extensive quantitative and qualitative evidence, the strategy was developed collaboratively with teachers, headteachers, representative bodies, teachers’ unions, initial teacher training providers and leading experts.

We have also published a video which explains the strategy, its main priorities and how we intend to address them.

To view the published documents, watch the video and for more information, please click here.