Last month, Tes launched its #LetThemTeach campaign in response to the problem of non-EU international teachers being refused visas to work in this country or being told that their visa will not be renewed.
The campaign, backed by England's major education unions, is calling for the entire teaching profession to be added to the "shortage occupation list" so that international teachers can gain visas and help to mitigate the recruitment crisis.
Today, we gathered a panel of education professionals together to discuss the issue live on Facebook. We were joined by the NEU teaching union's joint-general secretary Mary Bousted, headteacher of The Brakenhale School Jane Coley, international teacher Cassandra Loj, and CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching Dame Alison Peacock.
We’re joined by the NEU’s Mary Bousted, headteacher Jane Coley, international teacher Cassandra Loj, and the Chartered College of Teaching Alison Peacock for a discussion about our campaign #LetThemTeach https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/223126Posted by Tes on Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Please support our campaign and sign the Let Them Teach petition. If the petition hits 10,000 signatures the government is obliged to formally respond to it. If it hits 100,000 signatures it will be considered for a debate in Parliament. To sign it, click here.
Find out more about Tes’ campaign by visiting the Let Them Teach homepage.