The APPG for the Teaching Profession was established in 2015 to ensure that issues affecting the teaching profession were discussed in a forum that included Parliamentarians and representatives of organisations working in the education sector.
Since its inception, there has been an increasing challenge in recruiting and retaining sufficient, appropriately-qualified, teachers in maintained and independent schools in England. There are significant problems with a number of secondary subjects and there are real concerns about the ability of some primary and secondary schools to attract applicants, depending on the geographical location of the school.
The increasing recognition of the need for a forum to address these issues led to discussions by members of both Houses about the need to establish an APPG for the teaching profession. With the involvement of the group formerly known as the Supply And Training of Teachers Advisory Group (SATTAG) and the Chartered College of Teaching, the group has attracted a mailing list of over 200 education professionals. Meetings are minuted and these are recorded at the bottom of this page under Recent News. Future meeting dates are published on the Events page. If you would like to contact the group, please use the Contact Us page.