Research published this week has warned about teacher retention problems in maths, science and languages and a drop in curriculum time for non-EBacc subjects

Particularly high leaving rates for teachers of maths, science and languages is threatening the government’s plan for 90 per cent of all pupils to be entered for GCSEs in EBacc subjects.

An analysis by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has revealed that teachers in these core subjects are particularly likely to be quitting in their first five years at the chalkface.

And the number of trainees being recruited in these subjects has also been consistently below government targets in recent years.

The concerns have been raised in an update report from the NFER’s on-going Teacher Retention and Turnover Research, which has been funded by the Nuffield Foundation to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics within the teacher workforce in England.

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