Here are some simple statements about the current state of teacher workload:
* Most teachers work too many hours – 54 per week, on average, according to a recent DfE workload survey.
* A lot of these hours come in the form of unpaid overtime, usually spent marking books at home.
* The vast majority of teachers see workload as a “fairly serious problem”.
These facts are incontrovertible. So why do we, as school leaders, as classroom teachers, as parents of pupils taught by worn-out teachers, allow this to keep happening?
Ofsted deserves its allocation of finger-pointing in the workload ...