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"Crisis" of teacher recruitment in Wales?

"Crisis" of teacher recruitment in Wales?

Low numbers of teachers being recruited in Wales is "bordering on crisis" levels, a union has said.

Welsh Government figures showed the target for trainee teacher intake in secondary schools and for PGCEs had both been missed in 2015-16.

Owen Hathway, Wales policy officer for the NUT, said the pressures and stresses of the job were putting people off entering the profession.

The Welsh Government said it would be looking into the "downwards trend".

The target for secondary school trainee intake was missed by a third while intake for primary schools was slightly below the target. For PGCEs it was missed by 19% (235 people).

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