The Government's proposals to extend the school day and reduce school holidays show a complete ignorance of the work teachers do away from the classroom.
I took early retirement last summer due to deteriorating health caused by an impossible workload.
During the latter stages of my career as a junior school teacher I often worked seven days a week trying to cope with the ever-increasing demands of the national curriculum.
Instead of extending the school day, the Government should create extra jobs for more back-up, administrative and support staff in schools so that teachers can put renewed energy into actually teaching.
PETER REED 3 Sydney Court 135 Hook Road Surbiton Surrey
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