One in three UK teachers plan to quit, says National Education Union survey

Increased workload and diminishing respect for the profession are main reasons why 35% of teachers wish to leave within five years

One in three UK teachers plan to quit the classroom within five years because of increased workload and diminishing respect for the profession, according to a major union survey.

The poll by the National Education Union revealed an education workforce exhausted after a year of Covid disruption, with 70% reporting increased workload over the last 12 months and 95% worried about the impact on their wellbeing.

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