60-hour weeks and unrealistic targets: teachers’ working lives uncovered

Mar 22, 2016 by

Survey of teachers provides a snapshot into the realities of teaching – from career ambitions to mental health concerns

Schools are relying on inexperienced staff and supply teachers, survey reveals

Almost a third of teachers work more than 60 hours a week

Of the 4,450 respondents to the Guardian teacher network and Guardian jobs survey about teachers’ lives, 82% stated that their workload was unmanageable, with two-thirds saying that expectations had increased significantly over the past five years. And 73% of respondents said their workload was affecting their physical health and 76% their mental health. Almost a third of teachers reported that they worked more than 60 hours a week.

Source: 60-hour weeks and unrealistic targets: teachers’ working lives uncovered | Teacher Network | The Guardian

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