Teachers – Why did you leave your last role? Posted on 20 October 2020 by Louis Boreham Kent-Teach in Career | Schools | Wellbeing To understand the reasons for teachers leaving their roles we have created a quick pulse teacher retention survey. The survey focuses on why teachers left their roles, this could be to move onto another school, or why they left the profession completely. The survey will be distributed via our website and social media channels, so be sure to fill it out and share with your colleagues!Why Are We Doing It?The reason we are doing the survey is to gain a greater understanding of why teachers are leaving their roles at schools and the teaching industry in general. The survey allows us to get these answers directly from the teachers who have gone through this process, allowing them to give us first-hand information of their experience. This is a great chance for teachers to get their voices heard in an anonymous way that could improve schools, education, and their personal careers. The anonymity given to the participants of the survey will allow teachers to be honest about their experiences (good and bad) of the teaching profession, without fear of difficult conversations with their school leadership team. The results have great potential to change things, as schools may have felt this information was not on their radar and once they see how many people left due to the same reasons, they might feel a great urge to act on that in order to prevent the continuation of high staff turnover. This is why it is so important to be honest on the survey otherwise schools will continue to be oblivious of how many people feel the same way and little will be changed. When are we doing it?We will be sending out the survey on all forms of our social media platforms, this will be happening Friday the 30th of October, so be sure to look out for it! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram so you have an opportunity to have your say.What are we doing with the results?Once we have collected the results, we will be writing a white paper on our findings and publishing the results on the Kent-Teach website. We will use the information provided to support schools to address any areas of concern if they require support, advice or guidance which we hope will lead to happier workplaces, happier teachers and ultimately less teachers leaving the education sector. Click this link to fill out the survey!