Nottingham has become the first place in the country to draw up a Fair Workload Charter to reduce stress amongst teachers.Read the full story ›
Teachers from Nottingham are taking part in a national strike called by the NUT over threats to school funding, pay and conditions.Read the full story ›
Loughborough MP and Education secretary Nicky Morgan has told Good Morning Britain that she believes today's teachers' strike is "totally unnecessary".
Thousands of children and parents across the Midlands are set to be affected by the latest round of walk-outs.
Ms Morgan also backed Michael Gove as a candidate for the Conservative Party leadership, saying the next Prime Minister needed to be someone who supported leaving the European Union.
NUT acting leader Kevin Courtney said the strike action was being resorted to as school budgets were not keeping pace with rising costs.
Thousands of pupils across the region will be forced to take a day off after teachers voted to go on strike.Read the full story ›
All this week ITV News Central has been investigating the issue of teacher shortages in our schools and asking whether the teaching profession is in crisis.
It follows an exclusive survey which revealed more than 80% of teachers in the Midlands have considered quitting the job in the last two years.
Some of the issues raised in the series include teachers not wanting to stay in the profession, the extensive working day for teachers meaning they have no life outside of the classroom, and the shortage of people coming in to the profession.
Today, Matt Teale quizzed the Education Secretary and Loughborough MP, Nicky Morgan about our findings, asking what the Government is doing to recruit more teachers as well as keeping the ones we've got.
You've probably heard about the "baby boom" of the last few years, which has created a rise in the numbers of schoolchildren. But will there be enough teachers in the Midlands to teach them?
All this week, ITV News Central has been looking at the problem of teacher shortages in our schools. In last part of his series, our Education Correspondent Peter Bearne focuses on recruitment - and whether enough new teachers are coming through.
In our 'Teaching in Crisis?' series this week, we've heard from teachers in the Midlands who want to leave the profession - or have left already - because of long hours and endless paperwork.
An ITV News Central survey of teachers found more than 80 per cent have thought about quitting in the last two years.
Our Education Correspondent Peter Bearne has spent a day with one teacher to see just how heavy the workload is.
With "excessive workload" forcing many teachers to quit the profession, what goes into a teacher's working day?Read the full story ›
A primary teacher from Shrewsbury says if she had not moved to a school in Dubai she would have left teaching altogether.Read the full story ›