Teacher recruits will not run out

27th November 2009 at 00:00

It is important not to overreact to the reduction in some teacher-training bursaries ("Trainee bursaries slashed", November 20). Latest recruitment figures show there is unprecedented interest in teaching as a profession, across all subject areas. David Laws claims there is a "real problem in attracting talented people". There isn't.

We will continue to monitor recruitment, but there is sufficient evidence to suggest teaching will continue to attract increasing numbers of high-quality candidates.

Graham Holley, Chief executive, Training and Development Agency for Schools.

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