Previous Article Next Article Turnover of full-time teachers reaches all-time highOn 19 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The annual turnover of full-time teachers has risen to its highest levelsince records began, reveals research by the Employers Organ- isation for LocalGovernment. According to a survey of teacher resignations and recruitment the turnover ratefrom LEA schools has risen from 9.8 to 12.8 per cent – the highest figure sincethe survey started in 1990. A total of 46,000 teachers moved on, with 23,000 going to other teachingposts, 7,000 retired, 2,600 left the education sector, and 13,000 left to go tounknown destinations. The South East and London were the worst hit areas with turnover rates of 35and 33 per cent respectively. “The particularly high turnover rates in London and the South East arepartly due to the ease with which teachers can commute to a number of LEAs andother employers within a relatively compact geographical area,” explaineda spokesperson for the National Employers Organisation for School Teachers. Female teachers were more likely to move on than their male counterparts. www.lg-employers.gov.uk Related posts:No related photos.