These are the most common reasons teachers are giving for quitting the profession

Katie Grant@kt_grant
Tuesday 26 January 2016 18:40

Many schools are struggling to recruit headteachers, a report by The Future Leaders Trust warned on Tuesday.

Here's what teachers up and down the country are worried about, and how well classrooms are staffed, according to government and YouGov data:

Reasons for quitting the classroom, given by teachers in 2015

  • Volume of workload (61 per cent)

  • Seeking better work/life balance (57 per cent)

  • Unreasonable demands from managers (44 per cent)

  • Retiring from the profession (34 per cent)

  • Rapid pace of organisational change (33 per cent)

  • Mental health concerns (23 per cent)

  • Student behaviour (22 per cent)

  • Physical health concerns (15 per cent)

  • Seeking higher pay (11 per cent)

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