Thousands of teachers are on long-term stress leave, new figures reveal

New figures have revealed that thousands of teachers in England are on long-term stress leave, with numbers rising each year.
The Liberal Democrats say the statistics indicate the ‘impossible pressures’ that teachers are under.

There were 3,750 teachers on long-term leave for stress during the academic year 2016-17, according to research by the Liberal Democrats. This represents an increase of five per cent since the previous year.

The Liberal Democrats said that the figures made clear “the impossible pressures” teachers are under. They added that the situation was exacerbated by the teacher recruitment crisis, and by an obsession with exam results.

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