Robert Oxley, campaign manager for the TaxPayers’ Alliance said excessive sick leave was an extra cost that taxpayers couldn’t afford.
He said: “Bringing down sick levels to private sector averages would save money without cutting services.
“Teachers can face a stressful environment and come into contact with more than their fair share of germs but they also get a lot more holiday than the average worker.
“Being signed off for months at a time costs a fortune and doesn’t benefit anyone.
“Schools need to get these teachers back to work as soon as they can. Lingering on long term sick isn’t fair to taxpayers or other teachers.”