Katie Waldegrave tells Mariella Frostrup about the challenges of teaching: Times Radio

Mariella Frostrup talks to Katie Waldegrave and Caroline Roberts about the challenges of teaching and how to keep teachers in the profession.

Listen Time: 20 minutes

8/14/2023 4:15:04 PM
Katie Waldegrave

One in three teachers plan to quit the classroom within five years because of increased workload and diminishing respect for the profession, according to a major union survey.

The poll by the National Education Union, which was conducted among teachers, school leaders and support staff in schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, revealed an education workforce exhausted after a year of Covid disruption, with 70% reporting increased workload over the last 12 months and 95% worried about the impact on their wellbeing.

Katie Waldegrave shares her experience of supporting people training to teach, why teachers are needed now more than ever and why the picture isn't all doom and gloom.