TES is reporting that tuition firms have found a surge in applications from teaching staff who are turning away from the pressures of state schools.
Private tuition firms are reporting a huge spike in applications from teachers who are turning their backs on the pressures and long hours involved in working in schools.
It comes amid warnings of a growing teacher recruitment crisis and falling pay in schools, at a time when tutoring demand is predicted to soar under proposals to expand grammar schools.
William Clarence, a London-based firm that works mainly with full-time tutors, has seen applications from experienced teachers double in the past year.
Managing director Stephen Spriggs said that he had been “deluged” with applicants – around 85 teachers send him their CVs each week. He attributed the increase to teachers’ growing workloads and the burden of bureaucracy in schools.
He said: “There’s a lot of stress in teaching. People probably went into it because they enjoy teaching – working directly with pupils and seeing the results – but then actually don’t get to do as much of it as they’d like.”
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