Teachers Of Core Subjects Leaving Schools In Droves

HIGH rates of teachers are leaving the profession altogether, with science, maths and language teachers most likely to quit, according to research published yesterday.

 

The study by the National Foundation for Educational Research, based on data from 2010-15, found that more than one in 10 of those teaching these subjects had quit.

 

Technology and English teachers were not far behind, with 10 per cent and 9.7 per cent respectively leaving during this time.

 

The research revealed that some teachers with a Stem (science, technology, engineering and maths) background have moved over to other industries for better job prospects.

 

NASUWT’s general secretary Chris Keates said: “The government is in denial.

 

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