1 in 4 primary teachers made ill through stress

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More than a quarter of primary school teachers have suffered from stress-related mental illnesses as a result of having to deal with disruptive pupils, a survey has found. The research, by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, revealed that 55 per cent of teachers believed that behaviour had deteriorated in the past five years, and 76 per cent said that children were showing signs of aggression at an increasingly early age.