Follow the paperwork trail to time-poor teachers

Workload really is an issue and it’s turning the profession into a mug’s game, says one primary teacher

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I need some extra time. For the average teacher, 24 hours in the day will never be enough.

We’re at that point in the year again where shortening days and shortening tempers run up against lengthening to-do lists. Everything is a permanent race against the clock and, as full throttle is the only speed option left, anything slower comes as a personal insult. Watching my daughter linger over her cereal is physically painful, queues at the supermarket bring me out in a cold sweat, red traffic lights make my blood pressure rocket.

You get to the point where you resent anything that steals time ...

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