Teacher supply

Fact checks related to teacher recruitment, retention and pay

6 December 2019

£30,000 would be a high graduate salary for most new teachers in England

A commitment to raise teacher salaries to £30,000 by 2022/23 would likely put new teachers in the top quarter of graduate earners in England.

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£30,000 would be a high graduate salary for most new teachers in England
7 September 2018

Pay rises: how much do nurses, the police, teachers and MPs get paid?

All of these groups have had a reduction in pay since 2010, when you take into account inflation.

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Pay rises: how much do nurses, the police, teachers and MPs get paid?
5 June 2017

Teacher retention: are England's teachers leaving?

The numbers aren’t as high as recent surveys of teacher intentions would suggest.

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Teacher retention: are England's teachers leaving?
22 March 2017

Teachers with first class degrees

Teacher numbers increased between 2010 and 2015. The proportion of postgraduate trainee teachers with first class degrees was increasing before 2015, but the figures since then aren’t completely comparable.

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Teachers with first class degrees
27 October 2016

A third of teachers leave after five years - that's nothing new

New figures have been reported showing almost a third of teachers leave state funded schools within five years of qualifying. The figures are correct, but they follow the historical trend.

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A third of teachers leave after five years - that's nothing new
14 September 2016

The number of teachers in English schools

It's correct that there are more teachers in English schools now than in 2010 - but there are also more pupils.

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The number of teachers in English schools
12 April 2016

There's only so much the data can tell us about teacher vacancies

Official statistics suggest that teacher vacancies remain low, but these may not fully reflect difficulties in teacher recruitment.

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There's only so much the data can tell us about teacher vacancies
7 March 2016

Are we recruiting enough trainee teachers?

At the heart of the debate about whether there's a teacher shortage are competing claims about what's been happening to numbers of trainee teachers.

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Are we recruiting enough trainee teachers?
1 March 2016

Do most secondary schools use non-specialist teachers?

The Association of School and College Leaders has warned today that teacher shortages are having a detrimental impact on pupils' education.

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Do most secondary schools use non-specialist teachers?
15 December 2015

Are more teachers quitting the profession than entering it?

Labour claims that record numbers of teachers are quitting the profession, and that more are leaving it than are entering it.

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Are more teachers quitting the profession than entering it?

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