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Teachers: Recruitment

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL6754, tabled on 28 March 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to improve recruitment and retention of teachers in small rural schools.

Answered on

12 April 2018

The department is working directly with schools facing teacher supply challenges, including small rural schools. £30 million of funding has been announced, tailored to help these schools recruit and retain teachers.

The department will be working with education organisations, including teachers and head teachers from small rural schools, to develop a teacher recruitment and retention strategy. The strategy will consider the challenges facing a range of types of schools, including small rural schools.