Sick and tired of the job I loved

1st September 2000 at 01:00
I HAVE just read your article on teacher hours, which is fine, but would just like to point out that as head of a large technology department in a city school, covering two sites plus a sixth form, I work about 70 hours a week.

My whole life is spent trying to "catch up", going from one crisis to another. At 54 I have never worked as hard as I do now, I do read all the good articles in The TES, but rarely find the time to comment on any.

The pperwork increases all the time, despite government comments. I, like many of my colleagues, can only try to survive a few more years, and get out of this awful job which I used to love.

I don't think the Government is even concerned that so many teachers, and good ones at that, are just sick and tired, and many I know, including myself, are looking for other jobs.

John Bradbury

Hackensall Road

Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire

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