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New recruitment strategy for teachers.

New recruitment strategy for teachers.

The Department for Education has launched a strategy for recruiting and retaining school teachers in state-funded schools, which is based around four key priorities:

  1. School cultures,
  2. Early careers,
  3. Flexible careers and
  4. Attracting new teachers.

Dr Sarah Charles, Head of Discipline - ITE Primary at the University of Derby, discusses the new strategy and whether it will help tackle the nationwide teacher shortage.

Recent recruitment and retention statistics present the teaching profession as a profession in crisis. It is estimated that, in 2017, nearly 35,000 teachers left the profession for reasons other than retirement, with four in 10 teachers leaving within their first year of qualification. 

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