A third of job-seeking teachers in London apply for positions outside the capital

Research from TES Recruitment Index renews fears about teachers being unable to afford the cost of living in London

Almost a third of London teachers applying for jobs sought positions outside of the capital, new research has revealed.

The figures, from the TES Recruitment Index, have raised renewed concerns about the cost of living in the capital.


The analysis of 2016 data found that 30 per cent of teaching applications from London were for non-London roles, with half seeking jobs in the home counties, and half further afield.


Jon Romer-Lee, research and strategy director at TES, said that while London attracts teachers early in their careers, they often return to their roots as they look to buy a home or start a family.


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