Shock figures reveal a staggering 57% of teachers have considered leaving the education sector within the past two years because of health pressures.
The latest studies from the Teacher Wellbeing Index expose the problems facing the sector with the recruitment and retention of teachers being a key issue.
Now one company, based in the North East, is trying to change the way school finances are run so that profits are fed back into the system rather than being sucked into the private sector.
QA Education has caught up with Stuart McLaughlin, Principal, Bower Park Academy who is over in Australia interviewing to fill the school staff shortages back in London Borough of Havering. Here he tells us the details of his trip so far and answers a few questions on why Australia has a surplus of teachers.