More teachers retire early
Monday 27 February 2012
Almost 9,000 state school teachers took early retirement last year, official figures show.
In total, 8,880 state school teachers retired early in 2010-11 – the highest number for 13 years, according to Department for Education figures.
The National Union of Teachers suggested that "excessive workload, a restrictive curriculum" and worries over Ofsted inspections were to blame for the rise.
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