Leadership

Teachers Working Longer Review: Final Report

The age of teachers has no noticeable effect on pupil performance, but school staff need more support and clearer guidance to support an age-diverse workforce, according to this DfE report into the effectiveness of older teachers. Leadership Briefing 13.02(146)

According to the report, although reduced energy levels and increased physical limitations coupled with workload pressures can make teaching more difficult for older teachers, the key cognitive skills needed for teaching do not deteriorate significantly before the age of 70. 

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