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I WAS WRONG OF RECRUITMENT OF TEACHERS, SAYS MINISTER

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Schools minister Stephen Timms who provoked fury in July by claiming that 'schools would have all the teachers they...
Schools minister Stephen Timms who provoked fury in July by claiming that 'schools would have all the teachers they required by September', admitted to The Sunday Telegraph (p2 & p14) that he was wrong.

He said schools needed more staff. He added he had seen 'lots of evidence' over the summer over difficulties in trying to recruit teachers.

But he insisted that widespread disruption in schools as a result of insuffcient teachers would not occur.

In a BBC Radio Four interview education secretary Estelle Morris echoed Mr Timms's warning, but sought to reassure parents the government was working to improve the quality and quantity of teachers
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