How can we ensure the teachers in our school are engaged, motivated and committed to remaining in the profession? Peter Radford offers 36 actions school leaders can take

Workload we are told is the culprit for the current and impending exodus of teachers from the profession. Of course this is a factor, but the much bigger problem is the toxic work culture of our school communities, which is a product of poor leadership and a basic lack of understanding of what makes human beings tick.

We need to transform the culture of our schools if we are to stem the tide of great teachers who are leaving the profession. As a society we are slowly becoming more literate about mental health, but in teaching, while we try to address adolescent mental health, there is precious little attention being paid to the mental health of staff.

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