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Teachers consider moving abroad.

Teachers consider moving abroad.

Teachers in core subjects including English (43%), maths (37%) and science (32%) teachers all say they would consider moving abroad within a term

The findings come at a time when pupil numbers in secondary schools are rising, which is already projected to mean an extra 47,000 teachers will be needed by 2024.

Work-life balance was the biggest reason for teachers in most subjects, maths teachers revealed their biggest frustration is a lack of respect for the profession (60%).

A lack of respect for teachers also peaked in importance among those reaching five years’ experience - a point at which official data shows many qualified teachers exit the profession for good.

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