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One in 5 teachers would not work in low performing disadvantaged schools.

One in 5 teachers would not work in low performing disadvantaged schools.

One in five teachers said nothing would persuade them to apply for a job at a low-performing disadvantaged school, research says.  

State schools in deprived areas are more likely to struggle to fill teacher vacancies which has a knock-on effect on the quality of teaching that pupils receive, a report from Sutton Trust suggests.

 

More than four in five (85 per cent) of teachers in the most disadvantaged state schools say recruitment issues are affecting the education quality in their school, compared to just 55 per cent of teachers in private secondary schools, according to report.

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