Rural schools under pressure as number of teachers falls significantly

ITV News is reporting that a recent report has revealed that teachers are leaving the profession in increasing numbers.

Growing numbers of teachers in the South West are quitting the profession after becoming disillusioned with what they see as government interference, ITV News has learnt.

Figures from the Department for Education show since November 2015 more than 50,000 qualified teachers in the whole of England left the state sector – the equivalent of one in ten teachers leaving the profession.

One union says teaching is reaching crisis point with too few replacements being recruited to meet growing pupil numbers. According to some teachers the problem is particularly bad for smaller rural schools where pupil and teacher numbers are already low.

They are under pressure to attract and keep pupils like never before.

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