Far more insidious is the Coronation Street character Charlie Ramsden. A full-time teacher at "Weatherfield Comp", she goes to school late, carrying just designer bag. No marking at home, then. Free periods? A chance to visit friends. Lunchtime? A game of badminton. Evenings? Down the pub.
For Dr Ramsden's wife, a 35-hour week would mean a bigger workload. She perpetuates the myth of "workshy" teachers; and a few more people tune in to Coronation Street than Teachers.
Jon Belbin 31 Glen Iris Avenue Canterbury, Kent