It has been understood that Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is exploring the possibility of appointing an expert from the US as the next head of schools inspectorate Ofsted.

According to the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), teacher shortages mean classroom support staff are regularly completing duties that should be carried out by qualified teachers.

Skills Minister Nick Boles and Nadhim Zahawi MP, apprenticeship adviser to the Prime Minister, are among a number of MPs introducing the ‘100 in 100 apprenticeship campaign’.

The National Teaching Services (NTS) pilot has been launched to encourage talented teachers to apply to work in schools across the North West that are struggling to attract the specialist staff they require.

A study published by the Future Leaders Trust (FLT) has found that an extra 1,000 head teachers are likely to be needed over the next five years, causing further concerns in the school leadership recruitment shortage.

Teach First has launched a new recruitment advert aimed at recruiting potential career-changers to challenging schools.

Young professionals will be targeted to retrain as teachers in some of the UK’s toughest schools as part of a new recruitment drive from Teach First.

The government has launched a scheme to provide expert employment support to young people in schools.

Six teaching unions have warned that a national teaching crisis is fast approaching as government limits to teachers’ pay and ‘real terms cuts’ to school budgets risk undermining standards.

The National College of Teaching and Learning (NCTL) has stated it is excepting a surge of interest in the profession, as a result of New Year career resolutions.

Teachers must be paid more and incentivised to move to areas with failing schools to improve social mobility, according to inequality tsar Alan Milburn.

Martin Thompson, executive director of the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) has warned school-based teacher training providers are being forced to fast-track applications, as a result of changes to the way places are filled.

Spending on supply teachers has risen by £300 million over the last two years to reach a record £1.3 billion, according to analysis by the Labour party.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has told MPs that teaching doesn’t have a ‘morale problem’ and that there is ‘no evidence’ that it is profession in crisis.

79 per cent of schools leaders who have advertised vacancies are facing recruitment problems, according to new research from the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT).