25 October 2017
ASCL submitted evidence to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on the ‘Partial review of the shortage occupation list’ on 12 September 2017. The evidence submitted at that time is still highly relevant and ASCL is grateful for the opportunity to be able to add to our evidence as part of this review.
ASCL has for some years been warning of an impending crisis in teacher recruitment and retention, a crisis which has now arrived. ASCL documents that make this case include an ASCL survey of school leaders (January 2015), a ten-point plan to tackle the problem (April 2015), our submission to the Education Select Committee Inquiry into the Supply of Teachers (November 2015), an ASCL survey of school leaders (January 2016), and our submission to he Public Accounts Committee Inquiry into the Training of New Teachers (February 2016).