Teacher Vacancies

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:04 pm on 24 October 2001.

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Photo of Baroness Blatch Baroness Blatch Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords 3:04, 24 October 2001

My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Baroness for that Answer. Does she agree that the situation is rather worse than that indicated by her response? A large number of vacancies have been filled by teachers who are being asked to teach subjects for which they are not trained. Ultimately, that will not help to raise standards and certainly is not good for children.