A report published today by The Education Policy Institute “Teacher shortages in England: analysis and pay options” investigates how teacher shortages and pay levels vary between schools in England.

The research examines schools and subjects with the greatest teacher shortfalls, and whether schools with staffing pressures have been able to provide incentives to attract new teachers. The study also explores the government’s proposals to boost teacher salaries by 2022.

Founder of Elementa, Sarah Morrison said “This report corroborates our long-held view that the challenges that schools face recruiting and retaining appropriate teachers can be really significant.

“Elementa was formed in the face of ever-changing levels of support from local authorities and the difficulties schools have in recruiting teachers. We continually strive to provide cost effective solutions to school requirements, helping to support schools planning for the long-term as well as stretching their budgets to be able to achieve more than was previously possible.

“Our School Support Packages provides assistance in a variety of key areas including the development of succession planning as well as the option to utilise much more cost effective and appropriate recruitment channels.”

The Education Policy Institute report found that the teaching profession is facing acute recruitment and retention challenges with a pupil population numbers expected to rise by as much as 10% between 2019 and 2023. Also, teacher exit rates are far more severe in shortage subjects such as maths, sciences and languages, where up to half of all teachers leave the profession after five years. These challenges are even greater for schools in disadvantaged areas.

The report on teacher shortages and pay is available on The Education Policy Institute website:

For a brief overview of Elementa’s School Support Packages, please visit our School Support Packages page.