Archive for May, 2015

Teaching Shortage in London

A new study reveals that London may be facing a shortage of teachers, especially those who specialize in maths and science.

According to the study which was conducted by research company Data for Education, about 50% of teacher training courses in those subjects today are unfilled.

The study also showed that there are numerous open teaching vacancies in languages and computer studies.

The British government now wants to launch a campaign in order to motivate more graduates to become teachers.

The head of Data for Education, Prof John Howson warned that the low numbers on related courses could lead to standards dropping. In an interview with the BBC he said ”We have to make sure we are training enough teachers. As soon as we get into a downward spiral where we’re not training enough teachers there’s a danger standards will drop again.”