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Quarter of teachers want to leave the profession

Workload is at the heart of why many in schools are thinking of leaving the classroom, research finds

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The number of teachers considering leaving the profession has increased significantly over the last year, new research has found.

And less than half of state-school teachers are engaged in their role, while more than a third remain ambivalent, according to a report from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).

Almost a quarter (23 per cent) of teachers were considering quitting teaching, compared to just 17 per cent in June 2015; the study, partly based on a poll of more than 2,000 teachers in England, found.

Meanwhile, the proportion of teachers who had identified an ...

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