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Nearly half of Scottish teachers think about leaving in the next 18 months
EB News: 08/09/2017 - 10:40
Teachers in Scotland are experiencing mounting workload and stress, resulting in 40 per cent of staff considering leaving their role in the next 18 months.
As reported by Tes, an independent study carried out by academics at Bath Spa University, found that 40 per cent of teachers are considering leaving their post within the next 15-19 months, amid increasing stress and falling job satisfaction caused by excessive workload.
Report co-author, Dr Jermaine Ravalier, commented: “If only half of those who said they’d actually leave do so in the next 18 months, our public services are about to be hit with a huge exodus of staff.”
He went on to say that this would be “hugely expensive” and would have “massive impacts on our next generation”.
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