Teachers: Society's Heroes !


  • Secondary education teaching teachers in the subjects of maths, physics, science (where an element of physics will be taught), computer science and Mandarin (Chinese language)

The government has failed to reach its recruitment targets for secondary school teacher trainees for a seventh year in a row, raising fears that schools in England face shortages in key subjects such as maths, physics and foreign languages. Department for Education (DfE) figures show particularly high failure rates in recruiting physics, modern foreign languages, maths, chemistry and computing teachers including just 43% of the estimated numbers for physics, which was even lower than last year’s 47%.