NQT recruitment and retention

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Recruiting & Retaining Newly Qualified Teachers

For NQTs the likelihood of staying in the profession seems low.

76% of new teachers have considered leaving the profession, with ‘high workload’ given as a major factor. Sir Andrew Carter’s report on initial teacher training is informative, highlighting, among many other things, the difficulties faced when recruiting NQTs (‘applicant quality’ being just ahead of ‘a shortage of teachers’ as the top cause of the recruitment struggle).

A recent pay report indicates that major graduate recruiters pay 20% more on average than the current starting point for teachers on the main pay scale representing a difference of up to £10,000. Plan recruitment early and ensure your NQTs are effectively supported.

This is a helpful resource for those starting out.

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