'Workload, pitiful pay and respect for the profession at an all-time low: no wonder no one wants to be a teacher'

I’d like to be optimistic about the future of teaching, writes this educationist, but it sometimes seems too hard.

 

This week we were treated to the first interviews with Amanda Spielman in her new role as Ofsted chief inspector. I read the pieces in anticipation that she might recognise the sheer scale of the recruitment crisis we are currently in. I was disappointed.

 

This is drastically shortsighted: it seems to me that the profession may become crippled in the very near future.

 

In my current role I travel the country trying to recruit teachers to come to work in our very successful local authority. What should be easy is anything but – the reasons make for depressing reading.

 

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