NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates said: “This report signally fails to address the misery, woeful treatment and exploitation experienced by thousands of supply teachers working for agencies, this is a huge missed opportunity, only compounded by the suggestion that there is no need for government to act.

“While new ways of working and employing people are constantly being created, exploitation is as old as the hills. The test for all these recommendations must be do they effectively tackle exploitation and prevent those who would engage in it from being able to do so?

“The failure to truly address this issue, especially in school environments, is not only leading to many great teachers being driven out of the profession, but is all the more shocking given the review’s suggestion that teachers need to take greater responsibility for educating young people for the future world of work.

“The government must act immediately and take direct action to strengthen the enforcement of the Agency Workers’ Regulations if it is to genuinely deliver fairness at work for agency workers. It must also set out a coherent strategy that secures the rights of all workers.”

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