There it is again, headline news in the TES. https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/teacher-shortages-likely-continue-a-decade There is no shortage of teachers. There are tens of thousands of qualified teachers. They have just been hounded out to create an artificial void so any Tom, Dick or Harry who fancies having a go can set themselves up as a teacher. They just won't get paid a professional wage. The laws of supply and demand dictate that the price of a commodity in short supply will go up. Either the current administration really has performed some economic miracle, or someone somewhere needs to stop peddling the myth that there is a teacher shortage. I've been passed over for a couple of jobs recently, both went to graduates who were not trained as teachers and who had not worked in schools. By rights, being qualified, available and capable of doing the job, I should have been snapped up. A debrief on both jobs fed back that "The other candidate was more suitable". Ironically, one of the jobs has already become vacant again. There is a shortage of cash in schools. There is a shortage of common sense in education but there are plenty of teachers.