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    Initial Teacher Training

    The NEU urges the Government to halt the ITT market review, take a pause for breath, and then really engage all stakeholders in a discussion about what the issues and solutions in ITT provision are.

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    School Workforce Data

    The school workforce data must be seen in the context of the severe recruitment and retention problems that have developed over the past decade.

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    EPI on Teacher Pay and Retention

    The EPI report rightly highlights the severe teacher recruitment and retention problems, and the significant gaps between teacher pay and the pay of other graduate professions.

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    Ofsted on Teaching Teachers

    We urge the Government to fully fund schools to deliver the practical support new teachers need to become confident and competent classroom practitioners, and not risk a further loss to the profession that the system can ill afford.

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    EPI on Teacher Training and Development

    The NEU agrees that a boost to the amount of high quality CPD teachers receive would be extremely welcome by the profession and a good step in improving retention.

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    Teacher labour market

    The NFER is right to note that any improvement in teacher supply due to the pandemic will be short-lived.

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    Teacher Training

    NEU is calling on Government to follow the example of Scotland by centrally employing newly qualified teachers from this September, so that the needs of schools are met and talent is not wasted.

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    OECD Talis survey 2018

    TALIS shows us that under normal circumstances, teachers are overworked, stressed and looking to leave the profession.

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    EPI on teacher supply and disadvantages schools

    As the EPI report itself notes, teacher recruitment and retention problems are widespread and severe. The proposals in the EPI report for yet further fragmentation of pay will cause more problems. 

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    Behaviour Support

    This announcement is silent about the pressures on disadvantaged schools, where more teachers are leaving. Heads and teachers are only too acutely aware of what they want to do more of in order to support students, but they can't because of funding and staffing cuts.

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    Initial Teacher Training 2019

    Initial Teacher Training recruitment figures in England - 2019 to 2020 released today, show that the Government has failed to recruit enough trainee teachers, based on its own targets.

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    Starting salaries

    Government announces a raise in starting salaries for teacher.

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    New Education Secretary

    Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union has commented on the appointment of Gavin Williamson as the new Education Secretary.

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    Recruitment and retention

    One need only look at this week’s Teacher Workforce statistics from his own department, to see that teachers are leaving at an alarming rate.

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    Recruitment and Retention

    Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union comments on the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)’s first annual report on the teacher labour market in England.

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    Teacher Recruitment and Retention

    Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the NEU has commented on the release of the Department for Education’s recruitment and retention strategy.

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    Teacher recruitment and retention

    As pupil numbers rise, the Government needs to address the crisis in recruitment and retention, in particular by offering professional levels of pay and by reducing workload.

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    Initial Teacher Training

    Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary, National Education Union has commented on the release of the trainee number census for 2018-19.

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    NEU comment on Language Hubs

    The Government’s announcement of a network of ‘language hubs’ designed to boost the take-up of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) at GCSE level, is not enough to address the shortage of MFL teachers, the NEU says.

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    NEU comment on school workforce stats

    The School Workforce Census statistics show the number of teachers has now fallen to the lowest level since 2013 - with more qualified teachers leaving the profession than the number entering.