Is it really a retention crisis, or is it a leadership crisis?

The Quirky Teacher

I saw some stats floating around about a recent increase in new teachers leaving the profession, but couldn’t find exactly what I wanted, so I ended up looking at this. I’m doing a leadership course at the moment and it’s suddenly occurred to me that the focus might be a bit off and that the way we choose, promote and train leaders might be part of the reason so many teachers leave the profession?  You’ve got your guidance on the management of various resources and decision making that ultimately leads to improvement in attainment for specific groups of children as well as, for example, responsible financial planning, but I’ve always wondered how thousands of people doing NPQSL and NPQH haven’t collectively managed to improve attainment of historically low achieving groups of children such that the UK should now be the best in the world at education? What I think…

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