A survey conducted by the ATL has confirmed what we already knew.

TES has reported on the results of a new survey conducted by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) to find out exactly why so many teachers are leaving the profession and why it is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit new teachers in to the profession.

The survey, which was completed by 875 education staff, has revealed that over 80% have considered leaving the profession due to excessive workloads, with 24% envisaging that they won’t be working in education two years from now, unless this problem is resolved.

Some other reasons for teachers leaving the profession (and why it becoming increasingly difficult to recruit new teachers) are: a lack of respect for the profession, bureaucracy, pay and government policy changes.

Which is why we developed Policies for Schools – firstly, to reduce the workloads of teachers and administrators, and secondly, to make the task of creating school policies that reflect the changes in government policy much less daunting for everyone.

Policies for Schools has created over 290 school policies covering 20 different statutory areas. Our policies are easy to customise and thus will save you a considerable amount of time when one or more of your school policies require attention.

What’s more, if you have a specific need of a policy which isn’t listed on the website, we will create it for you. You can find our full list of school policies by clicking here.

To subscribe to Policies for Schools, visit www.policiesforschools.co.uk.

Alternatively, if you would like to know more about our service, you can email us at sales@policiesforschools.co.uk, call us on 01600 891 506, or write to us at Teachers Resource Centre Ltd, Wyastone Business Park, Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, NP25 3SR.

Here is a testimonial from one of our customers:

“I find Policies for Schools very helpful indeed! In addition to the very diverse range of policies, all cross-referenced and regularly reviewed, which are available on the website all correspondence is immediately dealt with and new policies provided within 5 working days. For such a modest annual cost the website is incredible value for money!” – Anthony Welch (Headteacher Holland Park Primary School).

Link to TES article: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/more-evidence-workload-driving-teacher-recruitment-and-retention