We need a recruitment and retention strategy for the whole education workforce

Author Deborah Lawson, General Secretary.

"The tradition at the beginning of a new year is to make resolutions, so the temptation to suggest education resolutions for government is appealing. Resolutions, however, are often quickly forgotten and don’t achieve the maker’s aspiration, even without political curveballs to contend with. 

"But there is no denying that, despite the initiatives announced last year, recruitment and retention of teachers remains in crisis and is exacerbated by the continuing reduction of support staff numbers through 'efficiency savings'...

"What is needed is a whole education workforce strategy…"

Read the rest of this article in SecEd, 10 January 2018