Another archaic arithmetic problem for you courtesy of the Lib Dumbs.
548 439 days of absence where mental health was cited as the reason over three years.
How should we react to his whopping great number from Beatrice Wishart? It is big. Oooh, must be a crisis then? SNP must be to blame too?
Tale a big breath and get your calculator out.
548 439 days over three years is 182 813 per year.
There are 52 247 teachers in Scotland so that’s an average of 3.5 days each.
‘Mental health’ includes ‘stress.’
Are there any jobs with no stress?
Research by the UK Health & Safety Executive in 2003 on the prevalence of psychological disorders triggered by stress put teachers somewhere in the middle: