Official figures have revealed that teachers are quitting the classroom in record levels.
According to The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) union survey the top reason for leaving the profession was an overly-heavy workload. Almost 80% of teachers surveyed said they had considered leaving teaching because their workload was too high. When asked what would improve their work-life balance, suggestions included less work to do in evenings, less unnecessary paperwork, reduction of reporting demands and no more education changes in the curriculum.
The tops five reasons for leaving the profession are listed below. We'd love to hear your views!
It is such a shame that so many teachers leave the profession as just over 80% said they wanted to teach because they enjoyed working with young people. Many were inspired by their own teachers and I'm sure most of us can remember one or more fantastic teachers from our youth.
At Lingotot we pride ourselves on offering teachers the opportunity to have a career which offers all of the great reasons people love teaching; fun, variety, love of languages BUT without all of the heavy workload. We provide all planning, resources, workbooks so you don't even have to do your own photocopying! Franchisees benefit from a fun, flexible and rewarding career with great financial benefits.
Five reasons people start teaching