Almost three-quarters of public think teachers work too hard, survey shows

The Tes reports that seventy-one per cent believe that workload and workplace pressures are forcing teachers out of the profession. 

The majority of the public believes that workload and workplace pressures are driving teachers to leave the profession.

But fewer than one in five thinks that concerns over salary are causing teachers to reconsider their career choice, a new survey shows.

The poll, of 4,251 members of the public, found that 71 per cent think that increasing numbers of teachers are leaving the profession because of workload and workplace pressures.

Government figures show that, for the second year in a row, the number of teachers leaving the classroom has been greater than the number entering the profession.

Fourteen per cent of those surveyed think that bureaucracy is forcing teachers to leave.

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What would force or has forced you to leave? Please tell us your thoughts in comments or via Twitter ~ Tamsin

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