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Ministers lower the bar on teacher recruitment.

Ministers lower the bar on teacher recruitment.

Teacher training providers have accused the government of "lowering the bar" on teacher recruitment to beat England's shortage in the classroom.

Teacher trainers have come under pressure from officials to "justify" decisions to reject candidates.

Emma Hollis, head of the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers, said making it easier to get into teaching was not the answer.

The government said that recruitment requirements had not changed.

It stressed that all those who go on to get qualified teacher status must be judged by the provider to have met all the relevant standards by the end of their course.


However, recruitment targets have been missed for six years in a row and hundreds of head teachers say how tough it is to recruit teachers, particularly those in specialist subjects.


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