Covid: Doubts that ex-teachers will return by January

Retired teachers offering to ease school staffing issues are unlikely to be in classrooms when schools reopen in England, supply agencies have warned.

They are being asked to go back because more Covid-related staff absences are expected next term.

Agencies say they already have backlogs of potential supply teachers waiting for criminal record checks.

The government says ex-teachers who sign up after Christmas would be teaching in schools "later in January".

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