Staff must protest at pilot error

4th May 2001 at 01:00
For too long teachers have driven themselves to distraction to square the workload circle.

Teachers in schools piloting the key stage 3 numeracy and literacy strategies should stand up and oppose the s-called optional tests, which are one more unreasonable demand inflicted from above.

We are arguing for 35 hours a week not a weekend.

Paul Downie 24 Charles Avenue Scotter Lincolnshire

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