Thursday 28 November 2019 / 12:14 PM Angela Rayner / Education

Angela Rayner comments on the Conservatives’ failure to achieve their own teacher training targets

Angela Rayner, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on new official figures which show that the government has missed its own teacher training targets, said:

“It’s clear that you can’t trust the Conservatives on schools and education.

“They have no plan to deal with the crisis they have created in teacher recruitment and retention and their spending pledge amounts to a 13 year real-terms freeze, meaning four in five state schools in England will be financially worse off next year.

“A Labour Government will take action to address the teacher recruitment and retention crisis. We’ll significantly increase investment in our schools, tackle the causes of high workload and provide ring-fenced funding to give teachers the pay rise they deserve.”