In appeal on social media is urging young teachers to “stay the course”.

This month the Education Support Partnership will use Twitter to encourage teachers to share their best moments at work with the hashtag #NotQuittingTeaching.

The move is designed to motivate “struggling young teachers” and make clear there is “light at the end of the tunnel”.

It follows the release of figures showing the increasing numbers of new teachers leaving the profession.

A poll conducted by YouGov in June identified that excessive workloads, unreasonable demands and student behaviour all played a part.

Last year the partnership took more than 60,000 calls on its counselling phone lines from teachers.

Chief executive Julian Stanley said: “Teaching is an amazing profession and one that can still be a career for life. But in order to achieve this we need to counter the barrage of negativity facing the education sector and instead celebrate the experiences of our teachers so the profession can once more become a career young people are proud of.”

Main pic: Education Support Partnership chief executive, Julian Stanley


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