NASUWT comments on latest teacher workload report

Commenting on the Education Policy Institute report on Teacher Workload, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, said:

“This is another Report to add to the already overwhelming mountain of evidence that teachers' professional lives are blighted by an excessive workload.

“Year-on-year increasing numbers of teachers leave the profession and potential recruits are deterred from joining it because of the toxic combination of increasing workload and decreasing pay.

“The excessive freedoms and flexibilities the Government has given to schools have enabled poor management practices, which overburden and underpay teachers, to flourish.

“Yet Ministers continue to fiddle while teachers burn out and the children and young people they teach lose out.”

ENDS

Sarah Cull
Press and Media Officer
NASUWT
0121 457 6239 / 07920 711069
sarah.cull@mail.nasuwt.org.uk