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DfE research: Latest teacher retention statistics show that teacher supply in England is not improving

teacher retention“The total FTE number of teachers in all schools has fallen by 1.2%, from 457,200 to 451,900 between 2016 and 2017. The number of FTE nursery and primary teachers fell by 0.6%, from just over 222,400 in 2016 to 221,100 in 2017. Similarly, FTE secondary teacher numbers fell by 1.9%, from 208,200 in 2016 to 204,200 in 2017.”

“The rate of increase in nursery and primary pupil numbers has been slowing and is due to stabilise in 2019.

However, secondary pupil numbers have been rising and are projected to continue to increase until 2025.”

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