21 Oct '14

News Why Labour would give teachers a break | Tristram Hunt

We need to stop the relentless initiative-itis and increasing workload piled on teachers that has led to too many leaving the professionTalk to any teacher and they will tell you the chief frustration with their job is workload. The relentless churn of initiative-itis from this government has seen the workload of the average primary and secondary classroom teacher increase by nine hours and six hours a week respectively.This is what happens when you announce curriculum changes overnight. Change marking criteria on a whim. Shift grade boundaries by diktat. And wilfully denigrate the professionalism of teachers. Continue reading...

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