As London's largest supplier of temporary teaching staff, we recruit in more than 40 British training institutions and more than 60 abroad. While overseas-trained teachers are keen on coming to London, the home- grown variety are not, even when we are able to offer incentives of more than pounds 2,000 a year above the scale rates. Many students think that London is dirty, ill-governed, crime-ridden, polluted and expensive, while our schools are undisciplined and results are poor.
I don't blame Harriet Harman for making her difficult choice, but I do blame politicians of all hues for oversimplifying, and thereby belittling, the problems that parents and teachers have to face.
Director of Education
TimePlan Education Group
29 JanuaryReuse content