Schools were supposed to transfer more than 20 administrative and clerical tasks from teachers to support staff by September 2003 at the latest. But a National Association of Head Teachers' survey of 1,567 schools, mostly primaries, and conducted in May, shows that 5 per cent had not done so and another 35 per cent were only making progress towards the transfer.
Forty per cent of schools have yet to introduce fully the first phase of the school workforce agreement more than two terms after the deadline, a survey of headteachers has revealed.
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