Stress, is it a female thing?
He quotes Bob Cook, head of educational resources and development, as saying, "Perhaps women suffer more from stress". My questions are: "What percentage of primary teachers are women?" and "What percentage of administrators are men?" Similarly, in the secondary sector, How does the male-female ratio compare in administration?" It would be interesting to compare how many of the bullying referrals came from teachers in long-term temporary contracts and to examine the male-female ratio of teachers working on such contracts. Here in the United States senior and school administrators lay off long-term temporary staff for one week during the examination period to avoid tenure.
As most long-term teachers are female and resident in the area, they have little choice other than to accept what they were offered.