What are the main pressures on schools and how they deal with them?

What are the main pressures on schools and how they deal with them?

As part of our EduCare Voices series, we spoke to our panel of experts and contributors about the main pressures in the education sector today.

The main pressures on schools

  • A lack of funding is the overarching problem, as budgets in schools and educational settings get tightened every year.
  • There is less and less support at a local authority level
  • Less time to study
  • No budget for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Stress of inspections
  • Recruitment – a reported decrease of 74% in applications for a post
  • Knife crime and gang culture

The job of love

So why are teachers putting in excess of 70 hours per week? Why do they stay in the sector?

Denise Newsome of Learning Without Limits Academy Trust has the answer: “Teaching is a hard job, being a pastoral support worker is a hard job, being a head is a hard job. You do it to make a difference.”

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