Teachers Turning To Tutoring As Job Gets Far Too Much

TEACHERS are flocking to private tutoring because of impossible workloads and unrealistic exam targets, a survey revealed yesterday.

 

The National Union of Teachers said the exodus from schools could only be stopped if ministers took action to cut paperwork and excessive accountability regimes.

 

Tutoring provider Bidvine said three in four of its tutors were ex-teachers with 67 per cent saying workload was the main reason they had decided to quit.

 

A third said they left due to unrealistic targets for student exam results, and 18 per cent blamed lousy pay. Thirteen per cent cited poor treatment from students.

 

NUT pay, conditions and bargaining chief Andrew Morris said: “This survey demonstrates that many of those leaving teaching do so reluctantly and still want to remain in a teaching role.

 

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