Parents told not to worry over shortage of teachers in Hull

Published: Monday 5th October 2015 by KCFM

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Training centres across the city say they’re struggling to recruit new teachers.

Hull SCITT, School Centred Initial Teacher Training, says the teacher shortage is an unfortunate reality for the career choice.

But parents shouldn’t be concerned over the struggle to get new teachers into the area.

Alison Ahern, Director of Hull SCITT, says they’re trying to entice new people into Hull through advertising the City of Culture year, and other exciting prospects in the city:

“We always want the best for the children of Hull, so we will always endeavor to recruit and bring as many as good quality teachers to the area. There are some areas within secondary which are a bit harder to recruit to than others but we are taking a very proactive approach”

Alison  says they do struggle to recruit in certain subjects:

“Science, Maths and modern foreign languages are something we’re looking at. It will always be a constant strive to improve. You can never have too many good teachers”

She says their staying rate for teachers is good:

“More than 90% of trainees that come and train at Hull SCITT with us do stay in the region. We’ve had people come to us this year  from London, Scotland, Ireland. It’s just getting people to find out about us because we’re absolutely confidence that people want to stay”

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Published: Monday 5th October 2015 by KCFM

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