Two-thirds of teachers considered quitting over pay

TES is reporting that an NEU teaching union pay survey shows that 63 per cent of teachers have considered leaving profession due to pay concerns.

The survey, of more than 25,000 members, found that 58 per cent of teachers say they are underpaid compared to other graduate professionals.

Kevin Courtney, joint-general secretary of the National Education Union, said: “Our findings demonstrate that low pay, denial of pay rises and an unfair progression system are obstacles to solving the teacher retention crisis.

“Our survey shows that teachers continue to be short-changed by the Government’s alterations to the pay structure. Teachers need higher pay and more certainty about pay progression to encourage them to join and stay in teaching.”

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