goo.gl/pnxREB . here is a report done by DFE on why some teachers are leaving the profession. some of the conclusions drawn are interesting. TEACHER: Jake Rusby left after just three years "Lesson planning, marking, carrying out assessments, parents evenings - there was always something to do. "I felt very much under pressure to move children on in their learning, to meet their targets," says Jake Rusby, who left teaching after three years. "I was consumed by the work, I became quite anxious - it took over my life." Jake's story is not uncommon, and now the Department for Education is under fire from MPs for "failing to get a grip" on teacher retention in England. In a report, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says the DfE does not have a coherent plan to tackle teacher retention and development. The report says the number of qualified teachers leaving the profession - for reasons other than retirement - increased from 6% (25,260) of the qualified workforce in 2011 to 8% (34,910) in 2016. It says the issue is particularly critical in England's secondary schools, with the number of teachers falling by 10,800 (5%) between 2010 and 2016, from 219,000 to 208,200.