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England needs 47,000 more secondary school teachers by 2024

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Last updated on 9 April 2018
The government needs to find 47,000 more secondary school teachers in England by 2024 to cope with an explosion in pupil numbers, new analysis has suggested. The number will need to rise by more than a fifth (22.5 per cent) to avoid larger class sizes as the pupil bulge moves up the system, the research by Tes magazine shows.