Kristina Murkett

Is this really the best Labour can offer teachers?

Labour's shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson visits a nursery in Ruislip (Credit: Getty images)

Bridget Phillipson was appointed Labour’s shadow education secretary in November 2021. After 18 months in the role, she has now finally unveiled Labour’s ambitious new idea to help tackle the teacher retention and recruitment crisis: use the tax raid on private school fees to fund a £2,400 welcome bonus to every teacher who has completed their two years of training.

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