Rishi Sunak admits there aren’t enough teachers for his new maths plan

‘We will need more maths teachers and we know that’, concedes PM as he sets out ‘maths to 18’ plan

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Tuesday 18 April 2023 19:50 BST
Rishi Sunak ignored by students as he repeatedly asks for questions after maths speech

Rishi Sunak has admitted there are not enough teachers to fulfil his plans to boost maths learning, as he failed to say when he will deliver his vision to get everyone studying the subject until adulthood.

In the second speech to announce his “maths to 18” policy for England, the prime minister on Monday could not commit to begin rolling out the plans this year.

Mr Sunak, an investment banker before entering politics, insisted he does not want make maths at A-Level compulsory, but said being bad at maths should not be “socially acceptable”.

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