TES is reporting that newly qualified teachers work, on average, nine hours more per week compared to graduates in other professions – and two-thirds say their hard work is “unrewarded”, according to a new study.
Researchers at UCL Institute of Education, which carried out the study, say young teachers are feeling “undervalued” and that headteachers need to make greater efforts to show them “the job is highly valued and sincerely appreciated”.
Teachers were asked questions about their wellbeing, health, working and social lives as well as whether they believed that hard work in Britain is rewarded as part of the study.
Only around 30 per cent of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that hard work was rewarded, compared with around 40 per cent of health workers and lower managerial workers, and 45 per cent of all graduates, and more than half of all office workers.
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