Widespread ‘Sense of Disillusionment’ Across the Teaching Profession, Survey Finds

Research conducted by think-tank LKMco through YouGov and education company Pearson shows that 59% of teachers have considered leaving the profession in the past six months. The most significant outcome of this survey suggests that Science Teachers are the most likely to contemplate leaving their job, which is worrying when taking into account the current shortage of Science Teachers in schools.

Dissatisfaction with school leadership and a high workload were a couple of the reasons given by the survey participants for wanting to leave. Science Teachers specifically were unhappy with curriculum changes which have subsequently led to a heavier workload, and this coupled with the hassle of planning and executing practical lessons has caused them to be the subject specialists most likely to quit. 

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