I welcome Tony Blair's comments about unemployment among newly-qualified primary teachers (QA, TES, November 4). I qualified this year and I am finding it almost impossible to get even a temporary position.
Many primary teaching vacancies attract around 100 applicants. Even supply teaching is scarce and it is very difficult to earn enough to live on. I left a seven-year financial career to pursue teaching. Why on earth does the Government continue to give the pound;6,000 bursary for primary trainees when there is clearly an oversupply of teachers?
Sarah Boardley. 8 The Shaw, Glossop, Derbyshire