Teacher recruitment issues ‘hit deprived areas most’

A national shortage of teachers is affecting disadvantaged areas hardest with school staff warning that it is hitting the quality of poorer pupils’ education, research by the Sutton Trust suggests. Schools in poorer areas are struggling most to recruit teachers and 85 per cent of staff say the problem is impacting quality of education, according to the report, The Recruitment Gap. By comparison, 55 per cent of teachers at independent secondary schools and 76 per cent at state schools in the most affluent areas said they were concerned about recrutiment impacting the quality of education. Read more.