This story by John Roberts in Tes on 28th January 2019.

As Damian Hinds launches his recruitment and retention strategy, Tes asks: how will it solve the teacher shortage?

The recruitment and retention crisis in schools is now well established.

Today the Department for Education has set out what it has billed as an ambitious new strategy to help attract more teachers and stop those in the profession from leaving.

Here is everything you need to know.

You will need to login to the Tes website to read this story in full here.


  1. David Parker on January 30, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Again fanciful!
    It is totally disingenuous for Damien Hinds to ignore the cost of training in his ‘solutions’! Frustratingly I have had two very strong candidates drop out – before interview – this week once they realised that they would need to pay £9,000 to train and that would need to come out of their bursaries (English & History) they simply could not afford to give up the jobs they were doing, feed their families and pay rent. As a consequence motivated talented people will stay in professions they no longer love rather than join a profession that they are desperately needed in. That’s the big problem – I wish Damien & government would address it.
    (The vague potential – of early career payments may become encouraging but it doesn’t pay the bills when training!)

  2. Emma Hollis on January 31, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    This issue is tentatively back on the table for discussion – and we are pushing hard for tuition fees to be scrapped.

Leave a Comment