Maths teachers – we need you!
We’re urgently seeking more maths teachers to meet rising demand in the classroom.
We currently work with 2,200 teachers in hundreds of schools but need to add 20 per cent more maths teachers to our books to help respond to the increasing number of vacancies in this core subject.
There’s a national shortage of maths teachers, with a survey last year showing three out of four local education authorities find it difficult to recruit them.
But at the same time, maths has overtaken English as the most popular subject to study at A level according to the Department for Education, and the importance of STEM subjects is becoming more widely acknowledged.
Director of Provide Education Barry Simmons said: “Maths is an essential subject and demand for talented teachers in this subject is simply outstripping supply.
“We need more qualified people on our books. At the moment, there are more vacancies than available teachers. The numbers just don’t add up.”
Gareth Hawley of Rotherham worked as a maths teacher for 35 years before retiring, and since registering with Provide, now covers short-term contracts for maths lessons.
He said: “It’s great to be teaching again now and I would urge any maths teacher, who has been away from teaching for any reason and would like to get back in the classroom, to give Provide a call.”
Here at Provide we’d love to hear from all qualified maths teachers who have perhaps had a break from the profession and are thinking about coming back or, on the other hand, newly qualified teachers keen to get experience at the chalkface.