British teachers being lured abroad with lucrative overseas pay packages
Chief Inspector of Education Sir Michael Wilshaw suggests that last year more people left to teach abroad than trained on post-graduate schemes. This follows a warning from Ofsted suggesting that some teachers are favouring working overseas whilst some schools are having a recruitment crisis.
However the department of education has said that its approach to teacher recruitment is working.
The claims from Sir Michael Wilshaw follow the Government missing its teacher trainee recruitment targets for the last four years. This has meant a shortage of teachers in most subject areas.
Suggestions have also been made that the crisis is only going to deepen due to the growing number of international schools, and is due to many elite public schools opening up branches abroad.
A spokesman for the Department of Education said: "Despite the challenge of a competitive jobs market, the proportion of trainee teachers with a top degree has grown faster than in the population as a whole, and there are more teachers overall.