Andrew Wigford suggests an answer to the shortage of British trained teachers.

Published on 22nd August, 2018 by Anne Keeling. Published in Publicity

A global talent pool
Addressing the need for teachers in the UK

Andrew Wigford suggests an answer to the shortage of British trained teachers.

UK teacher shortage

Britain is currently facing a teacher shortage, which is predicted to get progressively worse as student numbers increase. There are insufficient undergraduates and post-graduates entering teacher training in Britain, and many dissatisfied teachers are leaving UK state education.

In addition, there are currently more than 4,300 British schools overseas and many other English-medium international schools seeking the skills and knowledge of British-trained teachers.

Research published by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) in May found that international schools may well be attracting British teachers away from Britain, but that they are also playing an active role in alleviating this shortage. Not only are they attracting new people to the profession, they are also renewing enthusiasm in those who were considering leaving teaching all together before moving overseas as an interim solution. Frequently this goes unnoticed.

What the British government and British state sector need to do, is value the global pool of teaching talent that international schools are helping to fuel. Read the full article here...

Anne Keeling

Anne handles the media relations for TIC. She researches and writes the articles that appear in the press and on websites about how TIC is supporting teachers and the international schools, and how teachers who have been placed by TIC are getting on with their international teaching experience. She has spent over 25 years in media relations.