Commenting on the findings of the ‘Understanding Society’ survey from the National Foundation for Educational Research, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT – The Teachers’ Union said:

"This survey provides yet further support for the NASUWT's campaign to reduce teachers' workload and increase their pay.

"Our own extensive member research shows that year after year, workload continues to be one of the top issues blighting teachers' lives.

"Despite the ever-growing wealth of evidence that teachers' workload is excessive, the Government has failed to come forward with any specific measures to reduce both workload and working hours of teachers.

"The NASUWT is continuing to press the Department of Education to address the workload burdens which are damaging to the health and wellbeing of teachers.

“Children and young people are entitled to be taught by those who have working conditions which enable them to focus on teaching and learning.”

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