Teachers work ‘in excess of 60 hour weeks’
Headteachers have called for a stop to excessive working hours for staff after a survey revealed teachers in England work some of the longest hours in the profession in the developed world.
Half of the country’s full-time teachers work 40-58 hours a week and a fifth work at least 60 hours a week, the analysis by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) concludes.
Only teachers in Japan and the Canadian province of Alberta worked longer hours than those in England.
England was also ranked 30th out of 36 in terms of time teachers spend on continuing professional development (CPD), with teachers... read more
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