Teacher workload and professional development in England’s secondary schools

This report examines teachers’ working hours, pay, and experience in secondary schools using the OECD’s latest Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS). This provides a detailed comparison of the opinions, practices, and professional development of teachers in England with those of 35 other jurisdictions surveyed between 2012 and 2014.

It is the first study dedicated to using this rich, international dataset to specifically explore teacher workload issues in England – providing new insights into the scale of the challenge of delivering adequate professional development and retention of teachers in a secondary school climate which demands higher working hours than those elsewhere.

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