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‘A crisis is out of your control. What we have is a problem’

Primary head and government adviser Sir Andrew Carter is unafraid to court controversy over teacher recruitment. He talks to Helen Ward about where people go wrong, why education’s diversity is a strength and moving teacher training into schools

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Sir Andrew Carter is determined to end teacher shortages in England – and see the “great and noble profession” regain its pride.

He is not afraid to court controversy in the process. From a primary school in a residential, leafy Surrey street, Carter has led a crusade that has put him at the forefront of changes to teacher training – advising the government on everything from teaching schools to apprenticeships.

And he has been outspoken on what inspires people to join the profession and what does not. The “mad people”, who brag about dragging themselves out of bed at 5am and marking until ...

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