Why Teachers leave the Profession, and what they do next!

The reasons why teachers leave the profession and following other careers have continually been the focus for research, but very little follow up research has explored the career paths teachers follow once they quit the profession.

Our  asked teachers across the world why colleagues have left the profession, as well as what different career path they followed. We have compiled an infographic to summarise the answers (click image to enlarge), with full responses below…

Please note: We are currently working on updating this article, and the survey is still open. If you have left the profession, or are seriously thinking of leaving teaching, or you know someone who left, please complete the anonymous survey by clicking here.

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Here are the responses:

If you, or a known colleague/friend, has left teaching to follow a different career path, we would like to hear from you. Please complete the survey and then contact us at admin@ukedchat.com so we can share your story with the UKEdChat community. For further reading about this topic, please click here to read “Why are teachers leaving education?” by David Weston via Guardian Professional, Thursday 1 August 2013. 

Read the follow up article at https://ukedchat.com/2014/02/17/ukedmag-careers-when-leaving-teaching


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Colin Hill - Founder, researcher and editor of ukedchat. Also a bit of a tech geek! Project management, design thinking, and metacognition.

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