Negative numbers of numeracy staff

Glancing at the appointment pages in recent TES issues (and giggling hysterically at some of the job descriptions) I have been struck by the number of adverts for numeracy consultants. Why are there so many education "authorities" with a lack of experts in numeracy? Will the appointments result in even fewer expert maths teachers in primary schools?

Angus Macdonald The Pleck Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire

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