Reality Check: Is the government missing teacher targets?
The claim: The government is missing its teacher recruitment targets.
Reality Check verdict: That's right. Government figures show that's been the case for the past 5 years.
Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the government was missing its targets on teacher recruitment.
Her comments came as the regulator, Ofsted, warned of a hardcore of underachieving schools that were struggling to recruit teachers.
Looking at the figures from the Department for Education's trainee number census, that has certainly been the case for the past five years,... read more
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