Deepening teacher supply crisis requires immediate and integrated response from Department

By piofficer, Wednesday, 4th December 2019 | 0 comments

The Department of Education and Skills has published a document entitled Developing a Teacher Demand and Supply Model for Ireland 2020 – 2036

This document represents an initial set of projections but it is acknowledged by the Department as not purporting to take account of preferred policy directions towards the improvement of the public education system.

At the national consultative forum on teacher supply on 28th November, TUI representatives pointed out clearly that the document is essentially blind to the current deepening crisis in teacher supply at second level.

This crisis requires an immediate and integrated policy response from the Deptartment that has at its heart the establishment of pay equality and an end to the discrimination that is driving potential applicants away from teaching.

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