Please give us a break;Letter
As a primary teacher with no regular time away from the classroom to provide a breathing space for admin work, I find that the co-ordination of two subject areas, the gathering and preparation of differentiated resources, mounting of classroom and corridor displays, planning and preparation of lessons, marking, assessment and recording, meetings and out-of-school clubs and activities all conspire to rob me of any time for myself.
Time management is an issue which could be addressed during training but provision of time to do some of these tasks should be a priority if more conscientious and experienced teachers are not to be lost from the classroom.
C A TRUEMAN
Hazelrigg High Birstwith Harrogate North Yorkshire