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School recruitment problems.

School recruitment problems.

School leaders and teaching unions in our region have told us that more teachers are leaving due to excessive workload, meaning schools here are struggling to recruit good staff - and putting educational standards at risk.

These new statistics have been shared exclusively with ITV News Tyne Tees:

  • 69% of teachers in the North East surveyed by the NASUWT said they had 'seriously considered' leaving the profession in the last 12 months
  • More than 350 teachers in the North East and North Yorkshire left the profession in the first quarter of 2017, the National Union of Teachers estimates
  • 22 of 30 headteachers surveyed by SCHOOLS NorthEast said they found recruiting staff 'difficult' in the past year

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