Teaching remains an attractive profession, with more than 450,000 teachers in schools across the country; 75,300 teachers in London and 2,300 teachers in Bexley Borough., 
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Based on analysis of the School workforce census, the Department published a methodology for better understanding local teacher supply, the Supply index, which demonstrates that variations in teacher supply issues appear at school level, with no clear geographical trends: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/682023/SFR86_2017_Main_Text.pdf.
Some schools have greater issues with recruitment and retention than others. That is why the Department has announced a £30 million investment in tailored support for these schools, designed to help schools improve existing plans, join national programmes, build local partnerships or fund new initiatives.
The Department has also taken a number of steps to improve this year’s recruitment figures including generous bursaries worth up to £26,000 for priority subjects; boosting marketing and support to applicants; making it easier to take the skills test; and working with providers to ensure every applicant is accepted who is ready to train to teach.
On 28 January 2019, the Department launched a new Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teacher-recruitment-and-retention-strategy.
 Source: School Workforce Census. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100 teachers.
 Totals may not appear equal to the sum of the component parts because of rounding.'