State of Education Report 2017 state-of-education-booklet-Final-WEB - Page 35

6. PERCEPTION OF THE PROFESSION Perception of the profession has got worse over the last five years, according to the majority of school leaders. They believe morale is suffering as a result, as are teacher recruitment and retention. To turn the recruitment tide and boost applications, school leaders call for a better work-life balance for the profession. Tired but optimistic about opportunities ahead, school leaders remain dedicated to the purpose of education and the difference they can make to the lives of young people. of school leaders who think the perception of the profession has got worse over the past five years believe this is negatively affecting morale JOIN THE DEBATE @THEKEYSL #STATEOFED think better work-life balance will do most to encourage people to get into teaching PAGE 35