The Learning Renaissance

Five Reasons For the UK’s Worst-Ever Teacher Shortage


Understanding the root causes behind the teacher shortage is essential to be able to answer the question about what needs to be done to tackle this issue, which Education Minister Nicky Morgan has now claimed is top of her priorities list. Much dramatic language has been used to characterise the current crisis – it has regularly been called a ‘perfect storm’, a ‘nightmare scenario’ and a ‘toxic mix’. There’s certainly some truth in these descriptions. But let’s leave aside the hyperbole for a moment, and consider five key reasons for the shortage.

Comprehensive analysis from Patrick Hayes, Director at British Educational Suppliers Association about the roots of the teacher recruitment crisis in England’s schools: Five Reasons For the UK’s Worst-Ever Teacher Shortage | Patrick Hayes | LinkedIn

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