Ofsted under fire in its own survey of teachers’ wellbeing

A survey of teachers’ wellbeing by the Ofsted schools inspectorate found that Ofsted itself is a major source of workload and stress for teachers in England. The Guardian reports.

The survey of more than 2,000 school and college staff revealed that teachers put in longer hours than many others in the UK workforce, reporting that they worked more than 50 hours a week on average, while headteachers said they worked 57 hours a week in term time.

Teachers surveyed said the most stressful parts of the job included “endless meeting after meeting” and contact with parents, with Ofsted highlighting the burden of parents demanding immediate replies to emails.

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