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LABOUR WARNS OF TEACHER SHORTAGE

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The Labour party has warned of a 'ticking time bomb' in education, with teacher shortages reaching crisis point whi...
The Labour party has warned of a 'ticking time bomb' in education, with teacher shortages reaching crisis point while the number of pupils grows, the Independent reports (p6).

The number of people training to teach early years and primary education is falling, while the numbers teaching maths, science and English in secondary schools have fallen continuously over the past decade, according to figures released to Labour's education spokesman, David Blunkett, as a result of a parliamentary question.

Blunkett said that the school population was set to rise by 3.5 per cent in the next five years.

The Observer reported (p6) that the department for education plans to appoint only 85 extra primary teachers next year despite large projected increases in pupil numbers.
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