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Zak Ashraf

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  1. Zak Ashraf

    Why do teachers leave the profession?

    Hi everyone, I know it's awfully late (nearly four years!) to be reviving this topic, but I suddenly remembered this place and felt that I had to come back and post. I am extremely grateful for all of your responses in this thread. I received a first for the paper I handed in for this module (using quotes from this very thread), which was very helpful in ensuring that I graduated with a 2:1 in 2006. I am now happily working in a marketing agency, about to reach the two year mark. We've been hit pretty badly by the current economic situation, as much as anyone else has, but we're still trudging along. I'm sorry that I don't have much more to add, as I don't imagine I could ever become a teacher (I don't think I could handle the stress). Once again, many thanks for all of your help.
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    Why do teachers leave the profession?

    Thank you very much for the responses. I have some more questions I'd appreciate being discussed: - What do you think can be done to stop teachers from leaving? e.g. should teachers be given more power in their roles? - How do you think the government should go about attracting new teachers? Should more teacher-specific benefits be introduced?
  3. I'm a student studying Journalism & Communication Studies at Middlesex University currently doing a Feature Writing module. As part of my feature, I am required to conduct an interview (interview will be used to provide quotes etc. to support my feature). I will be writing about the recent finding which explains that new teachers are quitting the profession within five years of being trained. I was hoping to do an interview with someone from here about their thoughts on why they think teachers may be quitting so soon, the issues caused etc. Since this forum seems to be full of people in the field of education, I was hoping someone can help. I preferably need to speak to someone in the UK. A short interview via e-mail would be fine. Someone questions I'd like answered: - Why do you think teachers are quitting so soon after being trained? - What effects do you think this is having on schools as a whole? - Is enough being done to keep teachers in the profession?
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    Zak Ashraf

    I'm a student studying Journalism & Communication Studies at Middlesex University