Why do so many teachers leave teaching?

Why do so many teachers leave teaching?.

An interesting piece from David Didau at the Learning Spy who contemplates the reasons why teachers leave teaching within the first five years of entering the profession.

As there is no hard evidence of exactly why they do leave in droves it would be an interesting piece to research for all you action researchers out there. Are there links to the de-professionalism of the role which acts as a demotivator and a route for escape or are teachers not adequately prepared for the role during their training and find the reality very different?

Let me know why you think teachers leave the profession, I’d be interested to hear.

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