On the 12th April the Bishop of Ely, the Rt Revd Stephen Conway received a written answer to his question about teacher recruitment in rural areas.
The Lord Bishop of Ely: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, if any, to improve recruitment and retention of teachers in small rural schools.
Lord Agnew of Oulton: The department is working directly with schools facing teacher supply challenges, including small rural schools. £30 million of funding has been announced, tailored to help these schools recruit and retain teachers.
The department will be working with education organisations, including teachers and head teachers from small rural schools, to develop a teacher recruitment and retention strategy. The strategy will consider the challenges facing a range of types of schools, including small rural schools.