On your heads be it

3rd January 2014 at 00:00

If headteachers work at Christmas, more fool them ("Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown", Comment, 2027 December). They should confine their work to school hours and terms. After all, if headteachers and teachers refused to do all the extra paperwork imposed by the likes of schools inspectorate for England Ofsted, the government could hardly fire the entire profession. And while we're on the subject, teachers should be forbidden to set any kind of holiday work for their students.

Mark Taha, South London.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now