Our next generation of teachers need more support to complete their studies

With half of all student teachers failing to finish their teaching degree, we need a major rethink on how our next generation of teachers can be better supported to complete their studies and stay in the teaching profession.

One obvious solution is to pay trainee teachers for their practical placements. It’s a no brainer – no one expects to work for free.

Read here about the benefits of paid placements and the full range of changes needed to attract and retain new teachers: IEU Speaks on the need for paid teacher practicums