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Is wellbeing among teachers in England lower than in the rest of the UK?

Teachers in England are more unhappy and more anxious than those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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We know teachers in England work long hours. But are they distributed equally?

In some countries, hours vary considerably between full-time teachers – but the same isn’t really true of England

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Despite the government’s best efforts, there has yet to be any reduction in teachers’ workloads

John Jerrim. Five years ago, when results from the TALIS 2013 survey were released, there was one thing that particularly caught the attention of education policymakers, unions and school leaders – teacher workload. This study revealed how lower-secondary teachers in

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Schools in England are more likely to receive regular reports of cyber-bullying than those in any other country in the TALIS study. How worried should we be?

John Jerrim. There has been a lot of talk recently about the harm caused by social media and that young people are experiencing ever-greater levels of cyber-bullying. These relatively new phenomena have implications for teachers and schools, who often have to

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How satisfied are teachers in England with their pay? It depends upon the perspective you take

John Jerrim. Pay is a key concern of teachers in England. It is one of the key aspects of their employment conditions, with previous research suggesting that pay is closely linked to the recruitment and retention of teachers. At the

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