P661 Teletext 661 Nov 6 21:00:03       ———————————————————————————————  BEATING STRESS IN THE CLASSROOM   Everyone knows teachers are under pressure - but even union leaders were astonished by the results of a survey into teachers' anxiety levels. "One in five teachers apparently suffered the kind of problems you'd see in outpatients at a psychiatric hospital," says Les Roberts, assistant secretary of the NASUWT. "It's now rare to find a teacher over 55 - everyone's trying to escape.! ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— by Linley Boniface WIN A CAMCORDER p465 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 661 Nov 6 21:00:00       ———————————————————————————————  BEATING STRESS IN THE CLASSROOM   Wednesday was Britain's first National Stress Awareness Day, with managers urged to find ways to reduce the pressure on staff. Although schools aren't a traditional management environment, surveys have shown that teachers consider stress to be their top safety hazard. Teachers are so stressed than 66% say they've considered leaving the profession within the past five year3. ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Big Screen 460 On Stage 450 COUNTDOWN TO THE MILLENIUM! p105 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 661 Nov 6 21:00:11       ———————————————————————————————  BEATING STRESS IN THE CLASSROOM   In a 1991 survey on occupational health among teachers, 57% of those questioned said they'd had to take time off because of stress. Their main health problems included: ME Stomach and bowel problems Asthma, and back and neck problems Of the teachers surveyed, 19% smoked, 88% drank an average of 11 units of alcohol a week - 21% drank over 20. ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— UK NetYear 666 BECTA 665 WIN A CAMCORDER p465 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 661 Nov 6 21:00:10       ———————————————————————————————  BEATING STRESS IN THE CLASSROOM   Changes to the ways schools have been run and managed over the past decade have put teachers under great stress, says NASUWT executive Les Robertq. "Teaching isn't an easy or well-paid job, and teachers work an average of 55 hours a week," he says. "The management structure can encourage bullying. It's a competitive environment with a ridiculously hierarchical structure. ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— WIN a camcorder 465 THIS WEEK IN HISTORY p667 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 661 Nov 6 21:01:11       ———————————————————————————————  BEATING STRESS IN THE CLASSROOM   The best way to help teachers reduce their stress levels, says NASUWT executive Les Roberts, is to reform the structure and bureaucracy of schools. "The average school employs about 30 people, yet has more bureaucracy than ICI," he says. "Teachers would feel less pressured if they were treated equally, paid well and made to feel they took a share in the responsibility for their school.! ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— A cool club for your teen 140 TEACHERS' GUIDE TO TELETEXT p662 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 661 Nov 6 21:00:01       ———————————————————————————————  BEATING STRESS IN THE CLASSROOM   There are changes schools can make themselves to take the pressure off staff, such as: Limiting meetings to one a week Reducing unnecessary pap—rwork Reporting to parents less frequentl8, and in less detail Accepting there is a problem - and asking staff to suggest solutions Reorganising teachers' workloads, so work is spread around more fairly. ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— It's Your Life! index 410 COUNTDOWN TO THE MILLENNIUM p105 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus