Menu

Login to access your account

Wed, 15 July 2020

Personalise Your Politics

Subscribe now
The House Live All
Education
Help us to protect, support and grow public service provision at UK universities Commercial
By MillionPlus
Education
Coronavirus
Coronavirus
Coronavirus
Press releases

NASUWT comments on initial teacher training enrolment figures

Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT | NASUWT

1 min read Member content

Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT comments on the recruitment and retention crisis following the publication of the Initital Training Census 2019/20 by the Department for Education. 


Commenting on the publication of the Initial Teacher Training Census 2019/20 by the Department for Education, Chris Keates, General Secretary (Acting) of the NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union, said:

“This is the seventh consecutive year that the Government has missed its own targets for recruitment into secondary initial teacher training and it has also missed its own primary recruitment target this year as well.

“The evidence clearly demonstrates the need for the Government to ensure that teachers’ salaries are competitive with other graduate professions and effective action on excessive workloads and working hours in schools.

“With two-thirds of existing teachers seriously considering leaving the profession, today’s teacher recruitment statistics confirm the crisis being faced by schools which is impacting adversely on children’s education and future life chances.

“The NASUWT will be pressing the Government after the general election to urgently address the factors which are causing the recruitment and retention crisis and guarantee all children and young people access to the broad, balanced and high-quality education to which they are entitled.” 

Read the most recent article written by Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT - LGBTI teachers continuing to face prejudice and abuse in the workplace

Categories

Education
Associated Organisation