Posted on 23/10/2015 by David Owen
Workload is the main cause of teachers wanting to leave the profession
More than half of teachers have thought of quitting the profession in the past six months, according to research published today.
The YouGov poll of 1,000 teachers finds that 59 per cent have considered leaving. Workload is the most common reason, cited by 76 per cent.
Other reasons include poor school leadership (43 per cent) and teachers feeling they are not paid enough (43 per cent).
Loic Menzies, director of education thinktank LKMco, which commissioned the survey, said: “A perfect storm is coming up around teacher shortages. There is an increasing school-age population, a fragmented training system in initial teacher training and people’s frustration with workload.
This article has been extracted from the TES:
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