Teachers in Suffolk have had 441 academic years of sick days in the last three years.
The East Anglian Daily Times reports:
THE STRESS of Ofsted inspections has been blamed for a 16% increase in days off sick among Suffolk’s teachers.
The average number of sick days per teacher rose to 6.45 last year from 5.53 in 2010, according to new figures – the equivalent of every teacher having an extra day off through illness.
The statistics, released by Suffolk County Council following a Freedom of Information request, revealed a total of 86,138 days were lost to sickness during the past three years – the equivalent to 441 academic years of teaching time.