Crisis in teacher recruitment and retention in UK
Launch of the Education Select Committee Report into the recruitment and retention of teachers in the UK has infuriated the region’s education unions like National Union of Teachers (NUT), The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT), among others, which in turn have urged public authorities to take urgent measures to tackle the serious national crisis. The select committees check and report on areas covering the works of government departments and economic affairs. According to a source, the report highlights that recruitment and retention have been a serious problem for many years, and that far too many teachers have been driven out of a profession they love because of ill-thought-out and punitive education policy. The government’s policies have resulted in excessive and increasing teacher workloads, dwindling pay, and relentless pressure of the high-stakes accountability regime.