Recruitment and retention

EPI on Teacher Shortages

Nansi Ellis, Assistant General Secretary of the National Education Union has commented on 'The teacher labour market in England: shortages, subject expertise and incentives', a report published today by the Education Policy Institute (EPI).

NEU will support staff affected by the closure of St Christopher’s School, Canterbury, Kent

The National Education Union (NEU) is sad that St Christopher’s School, an independent school in Canterbury, Kent, is closing and that the teachers and teaching assistants are being made redundant.

NEU comment on school workforce stats

Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU) said: “Today’s School Workforce Census statistics will make grim reading for the Secretary of State. The number of teachers has now fallen to the lowest level since 2013 - with more qualified teachers leaving the profession than the number entering, the Government is failing to recruit enough teachers even to stand still.

Government ignored root causes of teacher recruitment and retention crisis

Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU) has commenting on the Education Policy Institute’s (EPI) report into teacher retention and recruitment.

NEU survey shows workload causing 80% of teachers to consider leaving the profession

Initial findings from the latest NEU workload survey, of 8,173 members, which are being published today (Sunday) at the NEU NUT Section Conference in Brighton, shows the continuing scale of the workload problem facing teachers and the impact this is having on their willingness to stay in the profession.

Joint union letter to Secretary of State - teacher recruitment and retention

ASCL, NAHT, NEU and Voice have written to Damian Hinds following his attendance at the January Programme of Talks meeting.

Public Accounts Committee on Teacher Numbers

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the Public Accounts Committee report on teacher numbers.

How bad does a teacher recruitment crisis have to be before the DfE calls it a crisis?

At the end of November, amid a landslide of other reports and information, the DfE released the results of its 2017/18 Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Census. This shows how many potential new teachers were recruited to postgraduate ITT courses this year and, crucially, how this compares to the DfE’s own estimate of how many new entrants were needed.

UCAS data shows drop in teacher recruitment

Commenting on the latest UCAS data showing that teacher recruitment numbers have dropped by a third in just 12 months, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:

Comment on Initial Teacher Training

Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, comments on the Department for Education’s statistical release on Initial Teacher Training (ITT) for 2017/18: