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Why are young teachers leaving?

Why are young teachers leaving?

The simple truth is that we cannot afford to lose these people from our profession, writes one teacher-leader
 

We are now at that point in the year when schools will be trying to finalise their staffing structures for September. Teachers will soon be finding out which year group they will be in, which classes they will be allocated and some will be anticipating stepping up to take on a leadership position for the first time. 

Along with the internal manoeuvring, a whole swathe of new NQTs will have just been appointed and will be enjoying that final longest of summers before stepping into their own classroom for the first time. Most of us will recall that sense of optimism and anticipation that comes with being an NQT, waiting to start your first teaching job. It's that sense of knowing you're about to embark on a career that really matters. 

Every qualified teacher has been an NQT. They know the joy that having your own class brings – and, equally, they know the scale of the challenge that accompanies your first full year of teaching. As a profession, we have a duty to nurture and develop those entering the classroom for the first time. That's why the recent research by education datalab showing the high turnover rate of NQTs in some schools should be a real cause for concern. 

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