The shortage of teachers, particularly in certain subject areas, has been a significant cause for concern in the city for some years, which has intensified as a result of rising pupil numbers and fewer graduates entering the profession.
The PEP made this one of its early priorities and established the ITT and Teacher & Retention Group to lead on this work and drive forward Teach Portsmouth.
Teach Portsmouth aims to recruit, retain and grow the best teachers and leaders for the city and to make Portsmouth the place of choice for the very best senior leaders, teachers and other education staff.
To find out more about teacher recruitment and retention in Portsmouth, visit the Teach Portsmouth website.
Current teaching vacancies in Portsmouth can be found on the Portsmouth City Council website.