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‘Teachers are stressed – it’s no wonder recruitment is difficult’

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If you’re looking at becoming a teacher in Scotland, it’s probably best not to talk to current teachers about it.

In what the EIS teaching union is calling a “shocking survey” (although the results probably aren’t much of a shock to most of us), 70 per cent of teachers said that they would not recommend teaching as a career.

The poll also shows that more than 75 per cent of teachers frequently feel stressed about their workload, with 16.5 per cent saying they feel stressed “all the time”. Again, for many, this will hardly come as new information.

The survey follows a freedom of information ...

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