Enough is enough! Most of us are in teachers’ unions, so why are we so afraid to say No. Why do we allow ourselves to be bullied and blackmailed into working such long hours?
Forget the holidays, they won’t stop you losing your marbles in November. Forget the guilt, it’s time for each of us to look after his or herself. If teachers fail to prioritise their health and work/life balance, why should anyone else do it?
Teachers in England work longer hours than almost anywhere else in the world, according to [a] new analysis.
The study found secondary school teachers work an average of 48.2 hours per week, with one in five working 60 hours or more – 12 hours above legal limits set by the European Union.