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The ways in which school leaders deploy staff to deliver the curriculum in mathematics and science subjects in secondary schools is of interest and concern given reports of difficulties in recruiting and retaining specialist mathematics and science teachers in schools
More needs to be known about how schools support their mathematics and science teachers in terms of their professional development.
This report presents findings from a survey of the deployment patterns of teachers and support staff in mathematics and science departments in maintained secondary schools in England. The research was conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES).