British teachers bankrupt

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

UK charity Teacher Support Network (TSN) recently revealed that an increasing number of British teachers are unable to make ends meet on an average teacher’s salary.

TSN handed out nearly £120 000 in 2013 to teachers unable to meet their basic financial commitments. Many of them had been forced to declare bankruptcy.

TSN published some teacher complaints in the national media. They included the following comment: “I work incredibly long hours and take home between £800 and £1 000 per month.”

Julian Stanley, the charity’s CEO, said: “There is a disproportionate impact on supply teachers on zero-hours contracts. Throughout the year, factors like subjects taught and geographic location can also seriously affect a teacher’s ability to find work. The summer is a difficult time for supply teachers, as teaching work is almost non-existent. .

“Financial worries prevent all teachers from doing their job properly.”

Category: Autumn 2014

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