Under-pressure teachers ditch schools to become private tutors

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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  1. In Shanghai, held up by ministers as having the best teaching in the world, teachers’ non-contact hours exceed their contact hours.  Funny that the Government doesn’t embrace this initiative with the same enthusiasm as mastery maths etc.

  2. clivetaylor915

    SchoolsImprove Got it!
    That explainsTessie’s Grammar plan
    All U11s educated at home.
    All Primary schools + land sold off to Tory landowners

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