12 September 2016
ASCL strongly welcomes this review by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) of the place of teachers on the Shortage Occupation List. Indeed, Malcolm Trobe, ASCL Interim General Secretary, called for just such a review in a letter of May 2016 to Theresa May, then Home Secretary. ASCL is grateful for the opportunity to give evidence to the review.
At present secondary school teachers of mathematics, physics and chemistry are on the list. Our contention is that there is now such a shortage of teachers that the teaching profession as a whole should be placed on the shortage occupation list.