https://www.tes.com/news/teacher-training-targets-missed-most-secondary-subjects Well, it looks as if all secondary subjects apart from Biology, PE, English and History are shortage subjects. This failure to recruit comes on top of the difficulty schools are having recruiting teachers anyway. Nick Glib in his inimitable manner reports: Nick Gibb, school standards minister, said: “The fact that more than 34,500 new trainee teachers started teacher training courses this year – over 2,600 more than in 2017 – despite a competitive labour market shows that teaching continues to be an attractive career for able graduates. Wrong! More teachers may have started teacher training this year but this is far below the number needed to cope with increasing school rolls. You know this Nick but you're just trying to put the best spin on the figures you can. If you're not careful you'll get yet another letter from the UK Statistics Authority about misrepresentation of teacher recruitment data. https://schoolsweek.co.uk/the-dfes-repeated-misuse-of-statistics-is-embarrassing/ A couple of points here; firstly teachers training in the 4 subjects with above target recruitment are likely to be timetabled to teach the shortage subjects for part or perhaps all of the week, anything from MFL to DT, once they qualify. Secondly, there has been a collapse in recruitment to DT. I taught this subject before blessed retirement and the new single title GCSE Technology specification was such a dog's dinner of bits and pieces from the original specialities, I felt completely out of my depth so called it a day. I'm sure this wretched course is deterring recruits.