Teacher Workforce

Created on: 10 Mar 2022

If there was a single insight to be affirmed from the pandemic it would be that pupils need teachers. Investing in the teaching workforce, therefore, is critical.

 The EIS demands:

  • A significant increase in teacher numbers, in permanent posts, as a prerequisite for supporting an education led recovery

  • An end to the abuse of zero-hours supply lists and the misuse of temporary contracts

  • Early implementation of the promised reduction in class contact time to 21 hours (with an ultimate aim of 20 hours)

  • A start in class size reduction to support education recovery – with an ultimate target of 20 pupils maximum

  • Best practice across all 32 Council areas in relation to delegated LNCT areas

  • All Local Authorities to implement fair and transparent recruitment policies for supply, newly qualified and recently qualified teachers

  • Stronger efforts towards achieving greater racial and ethnic diversity within the teaching profession- appropriate support for BAME students and probationers, fully inclusive recruitment practices and commitment to the retention of BAME teachers.