Briefing: DfE consultation – Qualified Teaching Status, and teacher supply update

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
February 8, 2018
Kathy Baker
Issues Covered
  • DfE management of teacher workforce
  • Future of Qualified Teacher Status
  • Supply of teachers
Children's services and education, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Economy and Regeneration, Trade union and workforce issues
Related briefings

A world-class teaching profession: DfE consultation (January 2015)

DfE White Paper: Education Excellence Everywhere (March 2016)

Teacher Supply Update (January 2016)

Recruitment and retention of teachers: Commons Education Committee ( April 2017)

Teacher Workload update (July 2017)

A well-trained, well-paid, competent and independent teaching profession is a necessity for a modern democratic society. However, there continue to be problems with the teaching profession in England. This briefing updates on recent Government initiatives to support teachers including the current consultation on Qualified Teacher Status and workload reduction, entry to the teaching profession, and the Public Accounts Committee report on retaining and developing the teaching workforce.

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