Teacher Mental Health
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Research has shown teaching to be the most stressful occupation in the UK.This was confirmed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2000.
Since that date, evidence suggests that stress levels amongst teachers have risen. High stress levels should be a cause for concern for both economic and health reasons.
High levels of staff absence through both mental and physical illness are known to
result from excessive stress. Stress-
Stress is the predominant reason cited by teachers for leaving the profession. The cost of such a loss is significant. Lost teachers must be replaced and the recruitment and training of teachers is an expensive business.
There is mounting evidence that stress-
There is also strong evidence that in schools where stress is reduced teacher absence and turnover is much lower. As a result, pupil standards are higher.
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