Increase in teachers who take sick leave

24th June 2011 at 01:00

More teachers took a period of sick leave last year, according to new statistics from the Welsh Government. A total of 64 per cent of teachers in maintained schools took a period of sickness absence during 2010, up from 62 per cent during 2009. However, the total number of days of sick leave taken decreased by more than 7 per cent, to 218,350 days.

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