Teacher Retention

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 20th July 2015.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton 2:30 pm, 20th July 2015

Various recent polls have shown that up to 68% of teachers have considered leaving the profession altogether in the next 12 months. In my constituency, the prohibitive cost of housing contributes to that figure. Heads say that that prevents teachers staying beyond their initial teacher training. What steps will the Department take to head off the coming teacher crisis in London?