Education secretary Nicky Morgan believes that recently retired people could be the answer to solving the teacher shortage crisis. Ms Morgan would like to see more people go into teaching after spending most of their working life in another industry. https://www.tes.co.uk/news/school-news/breaking-news/nicky-morgan-bring-retirees-classroom She is not the only one who thinks that retirees could be an untapped resource to help plug gaps in key academic subjects. In an interview with TES last month, the educationalist and philosopher Baroness Warnock revealed her idea for a programme called “Teach Last”, which would bring retirees into the classroom as teachers. https://www.tes.co.uk/news/school-news/breaking-news/how-retirees-could-soon-be-cruising-classrooms This would allow children to benefit from people who have a wealth of experience and still have the desire to work. However, Lady Warnock thinks that professional people would not have to become a full-time member of staff but could be shared between schools. Do you think this is a good idea? Could retirees be the key to solving the shortage of qualified teachers?