As we all know, the profession is facing a recruitment and retention crisis and innovative ideas are needed to try and boost the teaching numbers. But would a financial incentive really help to entice more people to the education industry? James Darley, a director of the graduate recruitment scheme Teach First, would like to see the government pay the one-year tuition fees for all trainee teachers if they are working in a challenging school. However, Mr Darley believes that graduates must agree to spend at least five years in schools in low-income areas before their student loans are paid off. https://www.tes.com/news/school-new...nt-director-pay-student-loans-tempt-graduates Mr Darley revealed that this year had been a difficult time for recruitment with lower than expected applications. Other suggestions made at the Future of the Teaching Workforce conference included the repayment of student loans should be considered for teachers in all state-funded schools, and for headteachers to ensure that their staff know that their working day ends at 6pm. But do you think these ideas, if adopted, go far enough to address the problem of recruitment?