A quarter of independent school teachers say they are not proud to work at their school, according to a new survey.
The Tes School Wellbeing Report reveals that of 634 members of staff surveyed, 24 per cent said they were not proud to work in their school, although 55 per cent said they were.
The survey also found that only 25 per cent of independent school staff find their workload manageable and 27 per cent feel that their school is not well-funded.
Worringly, nearly half (45 per cent) of independent school staff said they don’t have a voice about decisions made in their school.
Tes revealed the findings alongside its analysis of results for respondents working in the international schools sector, which also revealed high levels of staff struggling with workload.
Round-up of key findings for independent sector staff:
- Almost three quarters (69 per cent) of independent school staff feel confident performing their role.
- 44 per cent of independent school staff say they feel valued at work.
- Nearly three fifths (57 per cent) of independent school staff say their colleagues care about them.
- Over four fifths (85 per cent) of independent school staff say that staff at their school have good relationships with the students.
- Over half (55 per cent) of respondents say their school has implemented wellbeing surveys to gain insight into staff wellbeing.
- Nearly three fifths (59 per cent) of independent school staff say their school has provided resources on wellbeing to support staff.
- And 38 per cent of independent staff say their school has invested in staff development.
- 20 per cent of independent school respondents say their school has reduced marking to help alleviate workload.
- And nearly half (47 per cent) report a streamlining of staff meetings.
- Almost a third (29 per cent) said their school has implemented behaviour management software to help lighten the load.