Is there a shortage of Maths teachers? Check out the current vacancies on TES and Eteach. I don't think there is a shortage of teachers. Far from the widely publicised drought of qualified maths teachers, there are more than enough to fill the vast majority of posts. Despite training grants continuing to be available, the likely effect of upcoming cuts to the education budget may mean that existing teachers will be asked to cover more than one subject leading to a situation where the majority of KS3 Maths is covered by science and IT specialists, further reducing the Maths jobs available. In 5 years there is meant to be a "retirement bubble" whereby vast amounts of experienced teachers leave the profession meaning a real shortage will occur. That bubble has not yet burst. It is acctually the case, I feel, that additional teachers are being trained now in anticipation of a future shortage meaning that existing qualified teachers outnumber the current vaccancies. Having recently completed my Maths PGCE I feel that I was misled when beginning the course with tales of dire shortages meaning that jobs would definitely be available at the end of the course. As a graduate with good A levels and a good report from teaching practice I would have expected it to be easier to get work that it is proving to be. Again I feel that I was misled and that any shortage of teachers that may have existed was massively overhyped. If you are thinking about a Maths PGCE make sure you start applying for jobs in March of your PGCE year otherwise you're screwed. Rant over, thanks for reading.