Improving NQT retention

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Retaining Newly Qualified Teachers

The Carter review in January outlined the increased likelihood of newly qualified teachers leaving the profession, giving ‘high workload’ as the main reason, with 75% of new teachers reconsidering their future.

This was supported by data released by the ATL. Almost 40% of teachers are no longer teaching a year after qualifying. ASCL’s route map for schools explains the various routes now available for would-be teachers to enter the profession, but this does not address retention.

Perhaps a better solution is to invest in NQT and RQT support through mentor training and CPD and to emphasise how rewarding a career in teaching can be in the long-term.

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