This is a worrying report recently reported on the BBC News website. It says that there are a lot of teachers suffering from stress in the workplace because of workload.
I know that a lot of people experience stress at work at some time, but it seems to be a high proportion of teachers being affected. I have seen some of this at my daughters school.
When my daughter first went there 3 years ago, the school was a happy and caring place. They always had the children’s interests at heart and the teachers seemed happy. However, Ofsted placed them in special measures and since that time, I have seen a marked increase in worried teachers who are more concerned with Ofsted than the children.
I have heard of one teacher having issues with stress and another reportedly being bullied by the management team. This is a distressing time and it doesn’t appear that the government is worried about the possible impact on teachers and children.
I hope that teachers will get the support they need just like anyone who is suffering from work related or any other stress.