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Stressed Head Teachers turn to alcohol.

Stressed Head Teachers turn to alcohol.

The number of headteachers and senior leaders who are stressed and showing signs of depression has risen sharply, with some turning to alcohol in a bid to cope, according to new research.

A total of 80 per cent of heads and school leaders describe themselves as stressed, while 59 per cent work more than 51 hours a week – even though only 5 per cent are contracted to do so.

The proportion of senior leaders showing signs of depression has risen from 25 per cent last year to 40 per cent this year

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