Sunday, 17 February 2008

Stressed out

After visiting wedding fayres for the day I was too late to buy a paper today. As a result I ended up slumming it with the NOTW. Not ideal, but there was one interesting report.

Stressed teachers took more than half a million days off work last year - costing the taxpayers £84million. More than 200 teachers, in fact, were off sick for the whole of last year.

The Freedom of Information Act suggests that teachers took a total of 546000 'sickies' for stress across the country. Seven of the 90 LEAs which supplied statistics admitted to losing more than 10000 teaching days, Lancashire being the biggest with 16098.

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