bing
Skip to content
Go back

Article Tags:

Please choose from the following:

Where have all Britain's maths teachers gone? UK recruits abroad for the first time since the 1970s

Where have all Britain's maths teachers gone? UK recruits abroad for the first time since the 1970s

Ministers are planning the first recruitment drive for maths and physics teachers from overseas since the 1970s.

A £300,000 contract is being offered for a private company to help schools find staff in subjects where there is a shortage. The teachers will be recruited from the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland and the US.

The move comes as the Migration Advisory Committee - an independent body which offers guidance to Ministers - recommended widening the number of subjects for which schools could recruit from non-EU countries.

Primary schools have for many years had to create extra classrooms, and now the population bulge is moving on to secondaries.

More teachers are also needed to meet the growing demand for maths and science at A-level following a government drive to get more youngsters to study tougher subjects.

The contract talks of recruiting 50 maths and physics teachers initially, but this may be expanded to cover other subjects.

Source: Daily Mail

Find Your Financial Consultant

Financial Consultant Form

More information about FCs

'WESLEYAN’ is a trading name of the Wesleyan Group of companies.

Wesleyan Assurance Society and Wesleyan Bank Ltd are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Wesleyan Financial Services Ltd, Wesleyan Unit Trust Managers Ltd, Practice Plan Ltd and DPAS Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  Advice about investments, insurance and mortgages is provided by Wesleyan Financial Services Ltd.

Click for more information about the Wesleyan group of companies.

© 2018 Wesleyan Assurance Society