Teacher shortages

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Parents urged to help teachers win battle over pay and jobs
As schools struggle to find staff for key roles, heads tell families to demand action from their MPs and to back strikers

Anna Fazackerley

22, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Teachers’ unions promise new strike ballots if walkout numbers miss threshold
Results due from more unions tomorrow, as NAHT chief stresses that disputes over pay haven’t gone away

Michael Savage Policy Editor

15, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Teachers’ pay cut by £6,600 since 2010, says Institute for Fiscal Studies
IFS says pay erosion helps explain why traditionally moderate teaching unions are considering strike action

Richard Adams Education editor

12, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on teachers: blame years of cuts for shortages | Editorial
Editorial: Like the NHS, schools face a workforce crisis. It won’t get any better if ministers won’t negotiate on pay

Editorial

10, Jan, 2023 @6:41 PM

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Most schools in England and Wales to shut for several days if teachers win strike vote
Schools in England and Wales will face biggest shutdown for years if teaching union votes for industrial action this week

Toby Helm Political editor

07, Jan, 2023 @5:27 PM

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Teacher shortage could worsen after DfE rejects dozens of training courses
Only 179 out of 240 existing teacher training courses have been accredited under DfE’s new standards from 2024

Richard Adams Education editor

09, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Number of graduates in teacher training in England at ‘catastrophic’ level
Initial DfE figures show just under 29,000 graduates have signed up this year, a 20% fall on last year

Richard Adams Education editor

01, Dec, 2022 @3:38 PM

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Art, drama and languages to become ‘preserve of private schools’ as state sector cuts bite
Subjects that attract fewer pupils at GCSE and A-level are in danger of being axed from English state schools

Anna Fazackerley

12, Nov, 2022 @3:23 PM

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Thousands of English schools in grip of funding crisis plan redundancies
‘Unprecedented’ deficits will force heads to make ‘catastrophic’ cuts and reduce support for vulnerable pupils, NAHT warns

Sally Weale Education correspondent

08, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Teacher vacancies hit 2,000 across NSW as some schools record 14 unfilled roles
Department of Education figures show permanent vacancies were far higher than reported in June 2021

Tamsin Rose

11, Oct, 2022 @8:35 AM

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Sudan faces ‘generational catastrophe’ as millions of children miss school
Floods, militia raids and hunger mean a third of children are not in school at all, while the rest have too few teachers, aid groups warn

Zeinab Mohammed Salih

05, Oct, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘Campaigning to keep the lights on’: the desperate plight of England’s schools and universities
Despite their costs going ‘through the roof’, education leaders fear they will be a low priority for the next occupant of No 10

Richard Adams Education editor

30, Aug, 2022 @11:04 AM

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