eacher vacancies have doubled prior to now two years, in response to new official information, whereas greater than 40,000 academics left their jobs within the final yr.
Figures revealed by the Authorities on Thursday additionally confirmed the variety of trainer vacancies elevated from 1,100 in November 2020 to 2,300 in November 2022.
The variety of quickly stuffed trainer posts additionally elevated from 1,800 in November 2020 to three,000 in November 2022.
It’s massively regarding that 40,000 working-age academics left the career final yr, the best degree since data started in 2010
The info, largely drawn from the varsity workforce census and which incorporates solely state-funded faculties, confirmed the variety of academics rose by lower than 1% within the final yr to 468,400.
Round 44,000 academics left the state sector in 2021/22, an increase of seven,800 in contrast with the earlier yr and is the best price since 2017/18.
The common trainer wage in England is now £41,604, in response to the figures.
The variety of instructing assistants rose to 281,100 – a rise of 5,300 since final yr.
The info reveals that pupil-teacher ratios have remained secure, with 20.7 pupils for each one nursery and first faculty trainer in 2022/23.
Jack Price, from the Nationwide Basis for Academic Analysis, mentioned: “It’s massively regarding that 40,000 working-age academics left the career final yr, the best degree since data started in 2010.
“Whereas fewer academics retired, the general image is that trainer leaving charges rose in 2022 to only above the pre-pandemic degree amid a aggressive wider labour market.
“Addressing trainer retention ought to be on the coronary heart of coping with the trainer provide problem, with additional coverage motion wanted to cut back trainer workload and enhance the competitiveness of trainer pay.”