13 Dec 2022

Childrens’ education hampered by staff crisis, says Ofsted

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

The public sector wage squeeze that’s prompting mass strikes this winter also seems to be contributing to a workforce crisis in the education system.

Today, England’s schools inspectorate warned that children’s education is being hampered by a lack of staff, with many in the early-years sector leaving for ‘higher paid, more flexible’ employment.

Ofsted’s annual report also said children with special needs are often the worst-affected.