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.
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.