Almost four out of ten teachers are no longer in the classroom a year after qualifying, a teachers’ conference heard yesterday.
Figures disclosed at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers conference in Liverpool yesterday showed that only 62 per cent were still in teaching a year after gaining their Qualified Teacher Status.
The figures, based on an analysis of Department for Education data, also showed that the number who complete their training but never enter the classroom has tripled in six years – from 3,600 in 2006 to 10,800 in 2011.
The cost to the taxpayer of training them is estimated to be just under £1 billion. …