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Consultation response to Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence to inform their ‘Partial review of the Shortage Occupation List: Teachers'

16 September 2016

The Royal Society, the Advisory Committee for Mathematics Education, the Association of Science Education, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Biology, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Society of Edinburgh have submitted a joint consultation response to the Migration Advisory Committee to inform their review of teacher supply.

Our response focuses on providing evidence to support the continued inclusion of chemistry, mathematics and physics on the shortage occupation list and providing evidence to suggest that computing teachers should be added to the list. We structure our response into three specific questions, considering future as well as current shortages and the factors that will affect the ability of the education sector to respond. Supporting evidence for each of these points is provided in the accompanying annexes.