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The government misses its teacher training targets—again

There are unfilled training places for 14 of 17 secondary school subjects

By Angela Rayner  

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Teachers are crucial to how our children do at school. They can inspire, stimulate, encourage and, when necessary, provide the discipline children need to focus on their school and homework. But schools are facing a crisis in teacher training, recruitment and retention. Children are losing out because we simply don’t have enough teachers.

The government has now missed its own teacher recruitment targets five years in a row, and its initial teacher training figures for the 2016/17 academic year show a…

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