Why are teachers in UK younger than in other countries?

Britain’s teachers in primary schools are younger than in all other developed countries, making up nearly a third of the workforce are under 30, the latest international study has found. The Independent reports.

But why are UK’s teachers so young? One of the key reasons why the average age of teachers is low is because fewer teachers are staying on in the profession due to heavy workloads

In addition, teachers’ salaries in England and Scotland have declined in recent years amid austerity measures – which has prompted experienced staff to look elsewhere for jobs with more money.  

Read the full article Why are teachers in UK younger than in other countries? 

Has the average age of staff in your school dropped over the last decade? Are older teachers being pushed out? Please tell us your thoughts in comments or via Twitter ~ Tamsin

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