Schools in England are struggling to recruit and retain sufficient teachers. Around one in five teachers plan to leave education in less than two years, citing “out of control” workload pressures and “excessive” accountability, according to a poll by the country’s largest teaching union.
The government missed its teacher recruitment targets in most secondary school subjects last year and is trying to tackle the problem by introducing higher starting salaries and bonuses. However young teachers are still leaving their careers at an early stage in record numbers.
However some teachers have opted not to leave the profession but instead find jobs in education abroad. We’d like to find out more about the reasons teachers are leaving and what their experiences are like outside the UK.
Share your experiences
We’d like to hear from teachers who have left schools in England and are in teaching jobs abroad. Why did you leave and how does your experience compare to your job now? How do pay, working conditions and workload compare? We’re also interested in teachers who are thinking about leaving for work overseas.
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