To: The Department of Education in England and Wales

Stop the Supply Teaching Agency Rip off and Every Classroom should have a qualified Teacher

Stop the Supply Teaching Agency Rip off and Every Classroom should have a qualified Teacher

Every classroom should have a qualified teacher in it, no exceptions, our children deserve a qualified teacher in every classroom.
Also Supply teachers are being exploited by agencies who take 40-60% of the supply teachers pay and supply teachers also lose their pension.

Why is this important?

Because unqualified staff are being used more and more in schools in England and Wales.
Every class should always have a fully qualified teacher in it. Schools are increasingly using unqualified staff to cover lessons of absent teachers, sometimes for weeks at a time.
Supply teachers losing 40-60% of their daily pay and their pension is forcing them out of the profession.
Teacher retention and recruitment is at crisis level in England and Wales.
The taxpayer and most importantly our children are being shortchanged.
Public money is going to private profit. Education is not a business, it is our children's birthright.
England and Wales are slipping down the OECD rankings every year.