United Kingdom - Teachers’ pay lower than the OECD average - October 31, 2016

The Education Policy Institute published comparative figures showing teachers in England are working longer hours than in most other OECD countries. Full time teachers work an average of 48.2 hours per week – the third highest out of jurisdictions compared, 19% longer than the average elsewhere, with a fifth of teachers putting in 60 or more hours per week. However, this extra time went towards lesson planning and filling in forms, with teachers spending only slightly more time in class than international peers. What's more, they are not rewarded with higher pay or perks. Starting pay is actually 16% lower than the OECD average, and many suffer burnout from stress early on in their careers, with only 48% having more than ten years' experience compared with the OECD average of 64%.


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