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Reduce working hours to tackle teacher retention, suggests new research
New research looking at how the teaching profession compares to nursing and policing has found that teachers work the longest hours at 50 hours per week during term time, followed by police officers (44) and nurses (39).
Press release | Research report | 19 March 2018

Improve job satisfaction to stop teachers quitting the classroom
New insights from NFER, released today, indicates that improved job satisfaction is the main driver for teachers who leave the profession.
Press release | Research update | 7 December 2017

Focused support needed to tackle teacher supply challenge in London, says research
Researchers at NFER found that London has considerably more teachers leaving the profession compared to other areas of the country, including other large cities such as Birmingham and Manchester.
Press release | Research report | 25 October 2017

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Teacher retention and turnover research: Research update 4

Teacher retention and turnover research: Research update 3

Teacher retention and turnover research: Interim report

Teacher retention and turnover research: Research update 2

Teacher retention and turnover research: Research update 1

Teacher retention: Are England’s teachers leaving?

Keeping Your Head: NFER Analysis of Headteacher Retention

Executive headship

Engaging Teachers: NFER Analysis of Teacher Retention

The longer-term costs and benefits of different initial teacher training routes

Executive headteachers: What's in a name?

Should I stay or should I go? NFER analysis of teachers joining or leaving the profession

The costs and benefits of different initial teacher training routes

Teacher resignation and recruitment survey Report no. 40

Teacher resignation and recruitment survey Report no. 41

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