http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39028840 Some, eh, interesting statements here. The Department for Education said there were currently record levels of teachers. A spokesman said: "We recognise there are challenges." But, he said, the department had spent £1.3bn on a recruitment campaign. It doesn't matter if there are record levels of teachers if supply can't keep up with demand. And, £1.3 billion! BILLION!!