Job stress is 'overwhelming' teachers across the UK

An overwhelming number of teachers in the UK have suffered either physically or mentally because of their jobs, a study has suggested.

A BBC report says that the research, commissioned by the charity Education Support Partnership, indicated 75% of teaching staff in schools and colleges experienced symptoms stemming from their work. An earlier survey had indicated that 62% of the working population was affected and depression, anxiety and panic attacks were among the conditions cited.

The Department for Education said it was addressing issues raised by teachers.

The research will be featured in a report on BBC London's "Inside Out" programme on BBC1 on Monday 18 September at 19:30 BST.

View the rest of the extensive BBC report here: