I spoke to management in one of my special measures schools, i.e. Requires Improvement and they CAN take on NQTs in exceptional circumstances, but they are tending to get around it by taking on teachers that have just completed Induction. My local schools spent hundreds of thousands getting rid of the oldies and a lot were my friends, and even when the government offered them £6,000 to take them back, they threw the money back in their faces. They will continue to struggle with the recruitment and retention of the young ones because that really is the national crisis. How to keep an under 30 teacher. The younger teachers I know are always moving schools, one minute they are in Southwark, then Enfield, then Tottenham, then Croydon etc, they keep moving around and it seems like every year they change - because they can. Because they find it dead easy to get a job, I reckon they think we are damned useless and schools knowing how easy it is for them to get jobs means they are a more valued commodity, whereas with us, they can bully the hell out of us, and we have to take it until it is financially safe to leave. And NO, I don't want to go back. I want to increase my self employment earnings and live in peace until I choose to retire and not have to grovel to some idiot everyday.