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So, are school leaders leaving? I would recommend my profession to others Our findings also show that almost three-quarters (72%) of school leaders do not plan to leave the profession within the next three years – and where they do plan to leave, the main reason is retirement. Fewer than one in 10 (8%) intends to leave their post to take up an alternative profession. Do you plan to leave the profession within the next three years? Agree 60% Disagree 40% At the heart of it all … Yes, other - please specify 5% Yes, for an alternative profession 8% No 72% Yes, for retirement 16% But in spite of the challenges, school leaders remain optimistic. Almost all (98%) school leaders feel they have a positive impact on the future prospects of children and young people, and six in 10 (60%) would recommend their profession to others. Views on this were consistent among leaders in different school phases, types and regions. I feel I have a positive impact on the future prospects of children and young people The best job, bar none, in the world (for the right person).” Disagree 2% Chris Dyson, Headteacher Agree 98% Join the debate @TheKeySupport State of Education Survey 2016 | www.thekeysupport.com 25