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Teachers have an unmanageable job?

Teachers have an unmanageable job?

More than half of all secondary schoolteachers in England say their job is “unmanageable”, according to an international survey revealing that teachers in England have one of the highest workloads in the world.

The survey of teachers and school leaders in 48 countries conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) makes depressing reading for those in the profession in England, who had longer working days than anywhere else other than Japan.

John Jerrim, professor of education and social statistics at UCL’s institute of education, said there had been a clear fall in job satisfaction since the last teaching and learning international survey, noting that more than half of secondary teachers said they may have been better to have chosen another career.

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