To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of teacher recruitment and retention.
6 November 2017
Teaching remains a popular profession. There are now more teachers in our schools than ever before – 15,500 more since 2010. Secondary postgraduate recruitment is at its highest level since 2011.
Teacher retention remains stable and the number of teachers returning to the profession is up 8% since 2011.
However, we continue to invest significant sums in teacher recruitment and are actively addressing the issues that teachers cite as reasons for leaving the profession.