Twenty years ago, when I started teaching, we used to wind down slowly in the summer term. The A-level students and Year 11 students departed, and there seemed to be time to plan and organise for the forthcoming term. Now, we are hurtling along on a rollercoaster. The terms have become longer, the holidays shorter, the paperwork has increased, the non-contact time has decreased - the result? A teacher's lot is not a happy one!
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