Survey on teachers teaching 'wrong subjects'

15th June 2001 at 01:00
LOCAL authorities in England are to carry out a survey of how many teachers are teaching the "wrong" subjects in schools. Council officials want to determine the full extent of the supply-cover shortages, including the number of teachers taking classes n subjects in which they are not qualified.

The local authorities argue that official vacancy figures disguise the true scale of the problem, which pushed the two largest classroom unions to take industrial action in the spring.

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