Workload driving young teachers out of the profession

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NUT Conference 2017

Nearly half of young teachers say that mental health concerns could force them to leave the profession.


A recent survey of more than 3,000 young teachers, conducted by the NUT Young Teachers Working Party, has found that almost half were considering leaving the profession as a result of an excessive workload driven by increasingly irrelevant accountability measures.
Key findings:

  • 83% of respondents stated that administrative tasks added to workload and did not contribute to the teaching of children.
  • 77% of young teachers said that their morale had declined since they…
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