Comment on the NAHT’s annual survey looking at retention and recruitment

24th November 2017

Julian Stanley, Chief Executive of Education Support Partnership said:

“These results make grim reading, echoing what we hear on a daily basis from many teachers and school leaders who tell us they love their job but are struggling to make it work.

Many who speak to our helpline counsellors are at crisis point, the physical and mental impact of unsustainable workloads, a growing testing culture and rapid change clearly taking their toll on their physical and mental wellbeing.  

These mounting pressures to deliver more with less is clearly fueling a growing recruitment and retention crisis. Increasing numbers feel they have no option but to leave and fewer people want to enter the profession.

Urgent action is essential to support and protect education so that schools have the resources they need and school leaders and teachers are able to deliver to the next generation.”  

 

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Note to editors:

Education Support Partnership is the only charity here to support the mental health and wellbeing of everyone in education.

Our free helpline is available 24/7 to anyone working in education: 08000 562 561.   

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