NASBTT, UCET, the Chartered College and the Teaching Schools Council have sent a letter to the Secretary of State on teacher recruitment.  A copy of the letter can be found here.



  1. Jo Palmer-Tweed on April 24, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Great stuff!

  2. David Parker on April 24, 2018 at 11:24 am

    A good letter and I agree with all of it.

    I understand why we haven’t advocated a generous teacher pay rise as recruitment incentive – as it would have been provocative – however I think it would have been possible to strongly suggest retention incentives to be expanded beyond the pilot . If a teacher who stays in the profession for 5-7 years or so could have their tuition fees debt written off progressively many would get passed the point where many drop out and it would be a sign that society valued their dedication and commitment – which may be as valuable as the money itself.

    • Emma Hollis on April 30, 2018 at 5:41 pm

      I think this is a really good point. And one which we have suggested privately on several occasions. Although if we manage to get tuition fees waived altogether, it would become unnecessary and then we might look to other financial incentives for retention.

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