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Housing pressures facing schools

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th December 2019.

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Photo of Jennette Arnold Jennette Arnold Labour

Thank you for your answer 2019/20631 on housing pressures facing schools. Will you be conducting a follow up assessment to the National Foundation for Educational Research 2018 report to assess if progress has been made in London?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

My education and youth team will continue to monitor the factors affecting the recruitment and retention of teachers in London, such as the high cost of housing. This includes working with my housing team to ensure that teachers can benefit from intermediate housing and using the most recent research from organisations such as NFER to assess progress. Where possible we will seek London data cuts from national reports. We are not currently planning to commission a follow up report.

We plan to publish further research in the new year by the Centre for Education and Youth which shows that the cost of housing remains a critical factor in teachers leaving the profession in London.