YOUR front-page article reporting that school hours have been extended to ensure national curriculum coverage and another calling for more after-hour school activities really struck a nerve (TES, 13 October).
I am fed up with having to prise my staff out of their classrooms for a 10-minute lunch-break. Many staff arrive before me in the morning and leave after me in the evening. Most of them ake home piles of books and folders just to keep abreast of the job.
If ministers are serious about creating a more effective curriculum I suggest they swap places with those at the cutting edge. My staff will produce the glossy "mags" while they come and experience the reality of classroom life.
Bury St Edmunds