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“England’s schools face ‘severe’ teacher shortage...”

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Grandsire, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Why not abolish performance management - and its targets - altogether?
  2. a1976

    a1976 Occasional commenter

    Not just Tory reforms, in fact, the way I see it is just a continuation of what Labour started (academies, Every Child Matters, etc).
  3. ridleyrumpus

    ridleyrumpus Lead commenter

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  4. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    When I click on the link a Gin advert comes up! Most appropriate.
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  5. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    How strange...It works for me (just re-checked it).
  6. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    There's almost nothing else anyone can say after reading all this - - - except: It's all so very sad. I spent 30 years very happily teaching - but things were very different then.
    phlogiston, agathamorse and tonymars like this.
  7. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    QUOTE="FrankWolley, post: 12594495, member: 6769206"]How strange...It works for me (just re-checked it).[/QUOTE]
    Here's what I get, this is a screenshot:

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  8. DM

    DM New commenter

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  9. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

  10. nervousned

    nervousned Senior commenter

    Perhaps it is targeted advertising.

    "Getting you through another day teaching"
  11. stonerose

    stonerose Occasional commenter

  12. install

    install Star commenter

    If Ofsted and League Tables went. If teachers were paid Overtime, if more headteachers taught, if academies were brought back in line - to name a few things. Then, maybe then, teaching might be might more attractive.
  13. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    If I search on TES for maths teacher vacancies in a 50 mile radius of my post code (south east London) I get 13 jobs. Eliminating those which are hourly paid, maternity cover or not actually teaching, there are only 7 full time maths teacher jobs. For physics I got 4 full time teaching jobs, though I think two of these are probably the same job.
    This doesn't seem to suggest a crisis.
  14. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Here's what I get, this is a screenshot:

    View attachment 25160 [/QUOTE]

    I have no suggestions to make, other than searching for the article, not using the link...
  15. DM

    DM New commenter

    Do you really think every vacancy is advertised outside term time at roughly £1,500 per week?
  16. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    No doubt we will have a new set of government adverts to laugh at.

    I prefer Armstrong and Miller's. At least they are supposed to be funny....

  17. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    The link works fine for me. No gin ad.

    Teaching is not treated as a profession in the UK, not where it counts. Football players get treated and paid as professionals. As are singers and perfomers from X factor type shows.

    The lack of objectivity in the BBC article is shameful. % payrises are the con of the 20th century.
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  18. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    You don't often see the words Armstrong and funny in the same sentence!
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  19. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Nail... meet head...

    Why would my science grad daughter want to leave her new job, lots of opportunities, travelling around, variety of experiences... getting paid at roughly an M6 level in year 1... with a staff gym thrown in... to work in a school?
    phlogiston, Moony, Jamvic and 3 others like this.
  20. Robfreeman

    Robfreeman Occasional commenter

    I would love to know where the average pay of 38000 for a class teacher comes from. Its impossible to get that in the main scale without a high TLR and even on the upper is t ups 2 or 3 and many people don't get that far ive been stuck on m4 for 3 years I've gone on supply I can earn more.
    Many schools will only pay up to m6 now.
    No one points any of this out. Everyone thinks it's really highly paid.
    Jamvic, MarieAnn18, Shedman and 4 others like this.

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