Why are teachers in UK younger than in other countries?
Analysis: Older, more experienced staff are leaving the classroom in high numbers due to heavy workloads, says Eleanor Busby
But why are UK’s teachers so young? One of the key reasons why the average age of teachers is low is because fewer teachers are staying on in the profession due to heavy workloads.
Despite the government’s recent efforts to tackle the issue, many teachers who enter the classroom in British schools still find it very difficult to achieve a reasonable work-life balance.