Has Brexit put the kibosh on EU recruitment?

Fewer teacher applications from Europe could exacerbate staff shortages in UK schools, writes Will Hazell

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The UK’s current immigration system creates barriers for non-EU international teachers wishing to work in British schools.

But within the EU, there are growing signs that teachers are becoming less keen to come to Britain for work – a development that could further exacerbate the recruitment crisis.

According to data from the Department for Education last November, in 2016-17 there was a drop in the number of qualified teacher status awards made to teachers from Europe.

Currently, professional recognition and the award of QTS with no requirement for further training is available for two ...

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