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Kevin Brennan MP, Labour’s Shadow Schools Minister, commenting on the decline in teaching graduates, said:

“David Cameron and Michael Gove are threatening school standards. The key to good results is to have consistent teaching, from a well-qualified teacher.

“But under this Government we have seen 6,000 qualified teachers leave the profession since 2010.  Now we discover there has been a drop off in graduates coming into the profession, leading to more supply teachers. While this Government insults the teaching profession, pupils are paying the price.”

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