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Science And Mathematics Teachers

Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 25 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if there is still a shortage of suitably qualified science and mathematics teachers.

There continues to be a shortage of teachers who are qualified to teach mathematics and the physical sciences and available for employment in maintained schools. The Government's plans for initial teacher training provide for an expansion in places for secondary training in these subjects to help meet the projected demands of schools into the next decade. We would also like to see more students with a background in mathematics and science entering primary teaching.