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England?s schools face staffing crisis as EU teachers stay at home

Saturday 12th January 2019

Fears that uncertainty over Brexit will hit language learning after 25% drop in applications from EU citizens

The number of teachers from the EU wanting to work in England has slumped in the past year, with fears that Brexit will exacerbate staff shortages and hit language learning.

Teachers from EU countries applying for the right to work in English schools fell by a quarter in a single year, according to official data. 3,525 people from member states were awarded qualified teacher status (QTS) in 2017-18, which allows them to work in most state and special schools. A 25% fall on the previous year, it included a 17% drop in applicants from Spain, an 18% drop from Greece and a 33% drop from Poland.

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