Workload stress surges as N5 changes backfire

Teachers under pressure and pupils are left without a ‘safety net’, SSTA survey finds

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Most secondary teachers believe changes to National 5 designed to decrease workload have backfired, according to a new survey. Many also fear the changes have added to staff and pupil stress, with some teachers saying they are the tipping point that may force them to leave the profession.

At the annual conference of the Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association (SSTA) in Crieff last Friday, general secretary Seamus Searson revealed top-line findings from a survey of 1,266 members to an audience including education secretary John Swinney. The SSTA has now shared more detail of the survey with ...

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