Teachers are moving more often between schools and increasing numbers are leaving the profession altogether, a major education workforce study has confirmed.
Furthermore, schools are losing out on valuable experience due to a notable drop in the number of staff aged 50 or over.
The study – Teacher Workforce Dynamics in England – has been published by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) with funding from the Nuffield Foundation.
Other important findings in the report include the potential of part-time working to tackle retention problems – an area where the NFER says primary schools are leading the way.
The report, published earlier this month, contains a series of recommendations for school leaders, government and Ofsted.
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