Month: March 2014

Secret Teacher: where will our battle against time end?

It’s not right for teachers to lower their standards. But because there’s so much to do, our lives are increasingly unsustainable Times are tough in education, as regular readers of this column will know. Teachers know that. Students know that.

Primary school teachers work almost 60 hours a week

Primary state school teachers in England are working almost 60 hours a week, according to a survey by the Department for Education – a sharp increase on the previous survey. The snapshot of their workload is a grim portrait of