‘Stressed and undervalued’ – but (most) teachers still love the job

An exclusive YouGov poll reveals what teachers really think of their jobs

  • 84 per cent do not think their profession is valued by society, and nearly as many.
  • 83 per cent – say they are “stressed”, with nearly a third (32 per cent) “very stressed”.
  • Nearly half (46 per cent) of teachers say their morale has declined in the past year; with more than a third (38 per cent) saying they have “low morale”.
  • 58 per cent of teachers do not feel that they are paid a fair salary for the job.
  • Nearly half of teachers (49 per cent) are pessimistic about future pupil achievement, with only 27 per cent optimistic.
  • 40 per cent of teachers say they are likely to leave the profession altogether in the next five years.
  • 58 per cent – gave a positive answer, saying they were either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” being a teacher.

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Read the full article on TES.


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