Pupils told to stay at home

16th February 2001 at 00:00
A PRIMARY school in David Blunkett's constituency has told pupils to stay at home today because of a teacher shortage. Southey Green junior school has written to parents of 60 pupils and asked them not to send their children. Two teacers are off sick and there are virtually no supply teachers available in Sheffield. The problems in the Education Secretary's backyard come a month after headteachers' leaders warned of a "meltdown" over teacher shortages.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now