In order to encourage and enable people to access any education or aspire to higher levels, we need high quality and well-trained teachers – not a ‘revolving door’ of ever-younger teachers who leave within a few years of joining the profession. There are too many stories shared every day on social media of teachers of all ages considering leaving teaching, handing in their notice, and articles in serious teaching publications asking if it is acceptable to crying after a lesson.
The challenges of the COVID pandemic are exacerbating this, and negative ‘word of mouth’ experiences could mean the recent boost to teacher recruitment is short-lived.
Sympathetic and proactive support for all teachers is vital in these times – having an experienced mentor who can share your lessons and support you but will not judge you, and access to a wide range of real lessons that show the truth of teaching before entering a classroom both have huge potential to reassure and re-engage trainee teachers.
Please get in touch if you would like to explore these issues and experience the latest in-classroom video technology!