One in five teachers say nothing would make them work in disadvantaged school, survey suggests

Nearly three in five (58 per cent) of teachers in schools with high numbers of disadvantaged pupils say they are uncertain about the school’s ability to find suitable teachers, compared to 11 per cent of teachers in private schools, the survey shows.

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the ASCL, said:“One thing that the government could do immediately to tackle this issue is to review an accountability system which often stigmatises these schools and makes it more difficult to recruit and retain teachers and leaders