‘Older teachers bullied to breaking point’

Union says bullying is ‘rife’ in order to drive out expensive older teachers, while psychotherapist reports ‘massive increase’ in teachers seeking counselling.

The NASUWT teaching union has highlighted how older teachers are being put under “intense” pressure to leave by being “disproportionately” placed on capability procedures and having pay progression “withheld”, as well as being subject to “excessive” observation and scrutiny.

And a psychotherapist and counsellor has contacted Tes to express her concern that the number of teachers seeking her counselling service has risen from “the odd one or two a week” a year ago, to six-a-week currently.

“These are all teachers who are in their forties and fifties with 15 to 20 years’ experience, and they’re all in academies.”

https://www.tes.com/news/exclusive-older-teachers-bullied-breaking-point

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