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How many teachers over 50 get employed?

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by supply junky, May 7, 2020.

  1. supply junky

    supply junky New commenter


    I'm 50, male and am tentatively considering returning to secondary teaching after a 4 year break when I was on supply, I'm art qualified. Does anyone know the stats on how many teachers over 50 actually get employed?, I read of many seeing themselves as tickbox fodder in interviews. Are schools obliged to employ a certain percentage of older people?
  2. becky70

    becky70 Occasional commenter

    There's no obligation to employ a number of staff in any age group. I dread to think what the stats are like for over 50s! Having said that, if you don't ask, you don't get. Apply and see what happens.
    agathamorse likes this.
  3. rolls

    rolls Occasional commenter

    Depends what area you are talking about and what subject. Science in cities such as London, Leeds or Birmingham - very good. Some people are not training until their forties.

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