Thursday 29 November 2018 / 10:51 AM Angela Rayner / Education

Angela Rayner comments on the Government missing the teacher recruitment target for the sixth consecutive year

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, commenting on the fact that the Government missed the teacher recruitment target for the sixth consecutive year, said:

“The Conservatives have created a crisis in teacher recruitment and retention, and now we know they have missed their own teacher recruitment target six years in a row.

“Years of real terms pay cuts have made it impossible for schools to recruit the staff they need, and there will be a generation of children paying the price for Tory failure.

“The next Labour government will give our schools the funding they need, give teachers the pay rise they deserve and end the Tory crisis in teacher recruitment as part of a National Education Service.”