Labour Party

Following The Labour Party’s reported shift to a more hard-line policy on schools, and subsequent pledge to scrap the current academies system – where institutions operate outside of local authority networks and are increasingly grouped together in trusts – an education recruiter has warned of the risk of intensifying existing teacher shortages.

Currently 66% of secondary schools and 29% of primaries operate as Academies, with more than 1,000 more conversions in the pipeline.