Huge workloads, poor pay and respect for teaching at an all time low
The teaching profession seems to walking blindly into the abyss with huge workloads, poor pay and respect for the profession at an all time low. It is no surprise that people do not want to become teachers anymore.
The teaching profession face a recruitment crisis like never before with attracting and retaining quality staff becoming harder and harder and in some cases nigh on impossible.
The UK does not train nearly enough teachers to satisfy demand according to a recent study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. By 2020 we will need an additional 30,000 teachers to cope with the projected 600,000 extra pupils by 2020.