Fallin teacher absence and stress
Stress at work is no longer the leading cause of absence for teachers in West Dunbartonshire.
Figures presented to the Education Services Committee stated that of the 227 teaching days lost to stress, only one was work related.
The main cause for stress related absence is due to personal issues and other factors.
There has also been a reduction in overall absence for both teachers and support staff within West Dunbartonshire Council.
Teaching staff are also set to make their target of five absence days during the 2016/7 period.
This is a reduction on the 2015/16 figures, which teachers had 6.9 recorded absences.
Supporting staff have also seen a significant 30 percent reduction in absence in 2016/17.
There was a total of 12.5 absences per supporting staff member in 2015/16, however, this year it has been reduced