27 Nov 2023

More secondary teachers needed to keep up with demand

From Morning Report, 8:21 am on 27 November 2023

Secondary school principals warn they are pilfering one another's staff as they struggle to find enough teachers for next year.

More teachers are needed to keep up with a surge of enrolments from new migrants, but trainee numbers have been falling.

That is prompting secondary schools to hire record numbers of foreign teachers and teachers over the age of 65.

Education correspondent John Gerritsen reports.