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.
ITV News Central's Education Correspondent Peter Bearne looks back at the findings of our 'Teaching in Crisis?' series.Read the full story ›
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 ›
A primary school teacher has said she is so worn down by the demands of the job she feels 'physically sick' walking into the classroom.Read the full story ›
A former primary school teacher from Nottingham says he's got his life back now he's quit the profession - after just five years.Read the full story ›
An ITV News Central survey of teachers in the Midlands has found more than 80 per cent have considered leaving the profession.Read the full story ›
All next week here on ITV News Central, we'll be taking a look at one of the most pressing issues facing our schools - are there enough teachers to teach our children?
Many within education say there's a shortage and it's reaching crisis point.
Our Education Correspondent Peter Bearne has been looking at the challenges schools face in recruiting and keeping staff. Here's a flavour of what's to come.