England’s school system faces a substantial and growing challenge of ensuring there are sufficient numbers of teachers employed in schools. The teacher supply challenge is multi-faceted: the challenges vary between different phases and subjects, areas of the country and types of schools.
This data dashboard, produced with support from the Nuffield Foundation, provides information on teacher recruitment and retention challenges and their implications for pupils and schools in terms of teacher shortages across different dimensions, including geography, subject and school types.
The aim of the dashboard is to increase understanding of the nature of the teacher supply challenge, inform stakeholders by highlighting specific challenges, and support policymakers and decision-makers to take action to address teacher shortages in the areas where they are most prevalent.
The dashboard also reflects how teacher recruitment and retention has changed between 2015 and 2020. We plan to add the latest data when it becomes available.
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This work was produced using statistical data from ONS. The use of the ONS statistical data in this work does not imply the endorsement of the ONS in relation to the interpretation or analysis of the statistical data. This work uses research datasets which may not exactly reproduce National Statistics aggregates.