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Casualties of workforce

Welsh headteachers said their jobs remained stressful, even though they do not have compulsory national tests for 11-year-olds like their colleagues in England.

Chris Howard, head of the Lewis School Pengam in Caerphilly, said heads had been forced to work harder to give their staff the compulsory 10 per cent of their timetables free for planning and marking. "In the trench warfare of workforce change the heads have been the first over the top and many bodies are about to come back," he said.

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