One of the challenges about wanting to leave teaching is the lack of trailblazers; people who have boldly taken the steps already and made their mark in a new career. Teachers leaving the profession tend to disappear into their new lives without passing the knowledge on. This set of interviews intends to change that! Here you will meet a number of teachers who have left the profession and are able to inspire and encourage your next steps. So, go and check your resignation dates and make a plan that will change your life!
Click on the following links to read interviews with ex-teachers who have started new careers.
- Teacher to Charity Worker
- Teacher to T-Shirt Designer (coming soon)
- Teacher to TEFL (coming soon)
- Teacher to Tutor (coming soon)
- More – coming soon!!
How big is the problem?
The number of teachers leaving the profession is skyrocketing; a recent survey by The National Education Union found that 40% of teachers want to leave the profession within 5 years. Considering teaching was historically a lifelong career, this is clearly indicative of the challenging landscape that teaching professionals have to navigate on a daily basis. There is still not the level of support required to retain teachers, consequently, it is no surprise that I receive so many questions daily from teachers wanting support in changing career. If you need urgent help, DM me on Twitter.
Have you recently quit teaching? Leave a comment or DM me if you want to be interviewed for the Teachers Leaving the Profession series.