Since the Edurio Staff Experience and Wellbeing survey launched in the 2018/2019 academic year, we’ve collected over 110,000 school staff responses. During that time, we observed how the proportion of staff considering resigning decreased during the years most heavily impacted by Covid-19 and then increased to levels higher than before the pandemic.
As this trend can also be seen in the Department for Education’s school workplace census, in this new report, we use our data to look at retention through the lens of the broader staff experience to provide insights for school and trust leaders whose work directly impacts staff wellbeing, recruitment and retention.
Overall, 1 in 2 teachers (49%) in England are considering leaving the profession, and 1 in 3 senior leaders (29%) have thought about quitting. Middle leaders were the second most likely job role to hand in their notice (48%), followed by teaching assistants (44%) and administration staff (39%).
The proportion of staff considering resigning dropped during the heavily-disrupted academic years of 2019/20 and 2020/21, but has since increased to levels higher than before the pandemic.
With the risk of resignation differing significantly between roles, we review who is most at risk of resigning, and review the elements of the staff experience with the strongest relationship with resignation.
Would your school or trust benefit from participating in the Edurio Staff Experience and Wellbeing survey? Take part and compare your results with the national benchmark!