There is no ‘morale problem' in teaching, claims Gibb

Speaking to the Education Select Committee, Gibb assured MPs that the numbers and quality of new recruits to the profession was rising.

Gibb’s comments were in response to the Committee’s inquiry into the well publicised issues with teacher supply, and followed evidence given by Russell Hobby, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), who told the Committee that school leaders felt there was a shortage of quality teachers.

The NAHT published its annual recruitment survey before the meeting, which reported 79 per cent of school leaders were facing problems in recruiting quality teachers.

Gibb said that the government was ‘looking at every single aspect of policy’ in order to encourage more people to get into teaching, which includes bursaries of up to £30,000 to tempt people into the profession.

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