Heads report ‘bleak picture’ and no improvement in teacher recruitment for third year | Schools Week

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There has been no improvement in teacher supply in schools for a third consecutive, according to headteachers, who have reported a “bleak picture”. A survey of 1,094 school leaders by the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has revealed that schools are unable to recruit at all in an average of 17 per cent of their advertised posts, rising to 23 per cent for SENCo vacancies. Among the respondents, 92 per cent of whom were from primary schools, the feeling that school budgets are to blame for a failure to recruit has risen from 9 per cent last year to 22 per cent this year. The feeling that school budgets are to blame has risen The union’s general secretary Russell Hobby has warned that poor retention is “exacerbating” the recruitment problem – with heads increasingly reporting a shortage of teachers as the main reason they are struggling. It follows an indication by the education secretary Justine Greening that rises in teachers’ pay will remain capped at 1 per cent next year,

Source: Heads report ‘bleak picture’ and no improvement in teacher recruitment for third year | Schools Week

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