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Teacher shortage, what teacher shortage? Government score own goal.

Discussion in 'Education news' started by katykook, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. katykook

    katykook Occasional commenter

  2. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Exactly the same problem with nursing staff, only probably more so.
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  3. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    You couldn't make this up could you? However I have no doubts that the minister responsible for this will argue that £35,000 is achievable.
  4. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I suppose you could have 'working towards' 35k?
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    But teachers earn 65k! I know this... I saw an advert...

    But seriously... another example of a lack of joined up government thinking, knee-jerkism and pandering to the anti-immigrant brigade.
  6. Skeptical_John

    Skeptical_John New commenter

    I was looking at the list of exceptions. It included video game designers! That vital role in society....

    They did have an exception for maths & physics teachers but that was it.
  7. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Does that mean primary teachers will be exempt? After all, they teach maths every day - and physics through science.
  8. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    I thought nurses weren't affected by this legislation.

    It is a bit of an own goal though.
  9. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Class activity:

    Put the following words into an order which accurately describes government competence.

    Clue a got haven't
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  10. katykook

    katykook Occasional commenter

    Why is the cut off £35,000? Is this the income they've decided is needed to run a household? If so many households fall short of this with two people working.
  11. hhhh

    hhhh Star commenter

    In this brave new world, doesn't EVERY teacher have to show s/he's teaching Maths on her lesson plan?
  12. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    It's probably what Cameron and Osbo pay their butlers.
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  13. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    look on the bright side. If the government creates an even bigger recruitment crisis, those of us qualified and resident might just become more valuable and the pay might go up. Porcine flying machines ready.
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  14. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    I agree but you won't get a rise sitting in your current post. Start applying for better paying jobs in the academy staff hunting free for all. Even the suggestion that you're looking elsewhere may get you extra pay if your school want to keep you but don't mention it to your colleagues.
  15. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    You beat me to it :)
  16. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

    That wasn't an advert. It was a fairytale!
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  17. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    There is no shortage of teachers. The fact that we recieve no applicants for any teaching post we have available (even temporary positions) is a figment of the imagination.

    ---and of course the fact you needed a wheelbarrow to transport the Easter job sections of the TES home this year.
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  18. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    There probably isn't a shortage of teachers - there's a shortage of people with teaching qualifications who currently want to teach, or are prepared to take a teaching job which pays them less than they have earned before.
  19. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    And in that fairy tale the well-resourced, well maintained schools were full of happy, unstressed teachers who welcomed OFSTED because their expertise and helpfulness really improved the school an boosted morale! Triple marking was banned along with pointless meetings and all the paperwork that would never be read.
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