According to Labour, a new set of policies aimed at recruiting and retaining teachers in English schools will result in “world-class teaching for every child.”
As part of a slew of ideas the party claims would raise academic standards in schools, Sir Keir Starmer is anticipated to use a speech next week to pledge to re-establish the need that new teachers have certified teacher status or be working towards it.
It occurs as schools struggle with teacher shortages and staffing shortfalls.
According to the most recent official data for England, the number of teacher openings has doubled over the past two years, while more than 40,000 instructors have quit their professions in the past year.
Labour claimed that their proposal will stop the “exodus” of teachers from the profession by introducing changes to how teachers and schools receive incentive payments and by providing more professional development.
Bridget Phillipson, the shadow education secretary, stated that Labour would also establish a solitary structure to streamline the current network of retention incentive payment programmes.
According to the party, such a step would guarantee that funds are used to recruit workers to the fields and institutions where they are most needed.
“Labour’s mission to break down barriers to opportunity rests on driving high and rising standards in our schools.
“To deliver a broad curriculum that’s rich in knowledge and skills, we need world-class teaching for every child,” Ms Phillipson said.
“Only Labour has the vision to re-establish teaching as a profession that is respected and valued as a skilled job which delivers for our country.”
According to the party, more than 30% of teachers who certified in the previous 11 years have now quit their jobs.
With the money from cutting tax advantages for private schools, the party has already committed to hiring more than 6,500 new teachers.
To combat young teachers quitting their jobs, Labour declared it will implement a new retention bonus when instructors finish the two-year early career framework.
“A good retention plan is the best recruitment plan: that is why Labour will bring in qualified teacher status, simplify the complex incentive payments system and reform the Early Career Framework to ensure that every classroom has a world-class teacher,” Ms Phillipson said.