More teachers taking sick leave and for longer – DfE


Official figures show that more teachers took sickness absence in the 2010-2011 academic year compared with the year before.

According to data from the Department for Education:

  • 56 per cent of teachers  took sickness absence during 2010-2011 compared with 52 per cent in 2009-2010.
  • An average 4.6 days sickness absence leave was taken by each teacher, up by almost 10 per cent on the previous year.

Other key statistics in the report include:

  • 700 heads are earning at least £100,000; 100 of which are primary heads.
  • The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers is down by 10,000 (2.2%) to 438,000 on the previous year.
  • The average salary figures are approximately £100 less than the equivalent figures a year earlier.

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  1. Aha! So this is where all you Suits hang out!

    Will be using some of this article as fuel for my latest blog ranting! Keep your eyes peeled:

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