This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Put all primary and senior school teachers on the Shortage Occupation List.
The Home Office has enacted a new settlement threshold for Tier 2 skilled workers, which includes teachers. The Home Office Impact Assessment estimates this will result in the forced departure of 36% of migrant primary school teachers and 9% of migrant senior school teachers as their visas expire.
The Home Office must commission the Migration Advisory Committee to study the teacher recruitment crisis. The HO will need to act on the MAC's recommendation.
Chemistry, physics and maths teachers are already on the SOL but every subject faces staff shortages. Teaching cannot afford to lose essential staff purely because they are underpaid.
42% of migrant nurses would have been forced to leave until nurses were put on the SOL.
Learn more about the impacts of the £35k threshold at stop35k.org
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months