Why we waste over £1bn on supply teachers

International Business Times, 23 December 2015

In October, a poll carried out by YouGov revealed 53% of teachers in England were considering quitting their jobs within two years. Between November 2013 and November 2014, a record 49,120 teachers decided to leave their profession entirely and in the same period, applications to become teachers fell.

It is unsurprising, then, that schools now spend £1.3bn per year on supply teachers, money that could pay for more than 50,000 teachers on their average salary across the UK. The figure, which emerged last week, is almost £300m higher than it was two years ago…

Find out why we are haemorrhaging cash on the IB Times website.


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