https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-45341734 Nothing you didn’t already know, but apparently, in some areas, just 17% of physics teachers have a relevant degree. The government response is equally predictable: "The education secretary has been clear that there are no great schools without great teachers and his top priority is to make sure teaching remains an attractive and fulfilling profession," said a Department for Education spokeswoman. The BBC report that the increase in teachers' pay - of up to 3.5% - “has received a mixed welcome. It was the biggest rise of recent years, but the Institute for Fiscal studies showed that 60% of staff would be getting below inflation pay settlements.” Yeah, that’ll work. Actually, the less-than-inflation 2% I’m entitled to, if I get it (because I work in an academy, my head doesn’t have to bother) will be the biggest pay rise in nearly a decade. Sheesh. Is this even news any more?