According to the National Union of Teachers (NUT), DfE figures reveal the number of those recruited onto Initial Teacher Training courses fell by nearly 14 per cent between 2010/11 and 2014/15. Again in 2015/16, for the third year in a row, the overall Teacher Supply Model (TSM) recruitment target was not met. These figures are a concern for the future of teaching as fewer trained staff are entering into the profession and among those that do, 4 in 10 resign within a year.
The school bully of the 21st Century looks very different to that of 20 years ago; no longer stealing your child’s lunch money, he’s now focused on stealing something far more precious: their aspirations and confidence. He is the nameless, faceless cyberbully.