‘A third of pupils feel the strain of schoolwork’

According to TES, we hear about teacher workload – but what about the impact of schoolwork on pupil wellbeing, asks Emma Seith.

The figures – based on a survey of 22,935 secondary pupils and 20,989 primary pupils – showed that 22 per cent of P5-P7 children were classed as having “lower than average mood”, with 17 per cent of S1-S4 pupils classed as having “very high” emotional problems.

The researchers found that by S4, one in three girls had very high emotional problems compared with one in 10 boys – at primary there was just a small difference between the genders.

Schools might wonder how effectively they can act on this information and make a difference but the research includes plenty of other nuggets schools will find easier to engage with.

Read full article here ‘A third of pupils feel the strain of schoolwork’

Please tell us your thoughts in comments or via Twitter ~ Emma


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