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    I'm not having a go but you hear adverts for teaching all the time if it is such a good job why do they have to keep advertising it?
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    Because most competent graduates realise they can get better paid and less stressful jobs elsewhere. Of those that go into teaching, 1/3 quit within the first few years. So we have a teacher shortage, particularly in maths and physics.
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    Because there's a massive shortage due to teachers being under paid and over worked so they need to dress it up as much as possible

    The above post is correct
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    Supply does not meet demand
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    teachers need a +10k base rise to their initial salary... starting at 30k sounds more like it, then progress onto 40k after 5 years etc
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    Because the pay, especially if you live in London & South East, relative to what you can get in other careers, is absolutely appalling, if not damn right insulting when combined with horrendous working conditions. You cannot get the level of competent candidates you need, there is a significant shortage so there is a lot of advertising. Why become a teacher if you can earn 20% more with half the hours and stress? There's a total mismatch between teacher pay, cost of living and hours / stress of the job.

    Put it this way, you can get £57,000 per year working as a train driver on London Overground (or up to £75,000 per year if Southern Rail had accepted the new pay deal), 35 hours per week, 4 days per week. Why work 70 hours per week for £25,000 or whatever it is? It's almost as if the government doesn't want any teachers. I could provide an endless list of careers that have far better pay packages and working conditions - that is the problem. It's not competitive at all.
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    As said, you can quite literally, work half the hours in London and earn significantly more than what a NQT earns. The - only - upside is that progression in school often doesn't result in more hours as you will have already been used to 60 hour weeks. This isn't necessarily the case in the private sector, but you could earn considerably more.
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    Government needs teachers, especially STEM ones therefore advertise extensively for them.
 
 
 
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