Teachers' workload

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‘Exhausted and underpaid’: teachers across the US are leaving their jobs in numbers
Unsafe Covid protocols, disrupted schedules and overwork are driving teachers out the schoolhouse door

Michael Sainato

04, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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DfE considering return of Sats at 14 and axing teaching hours limits
Exclusive: ministers also looking at giving Ofsted more powers and accelerating academisation

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

01, Oct, 2021 @4:06 PM

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Education needs a total overhaul, not just new faces and minds | Letter
Letter: Helen Parker says brilliant teachers of all ages are ground down by the numbers and by administrators who lack imagination, courage and leadership


26, Jul, 2021 @3:59 PM

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The life-changing magic of inspirational teachers | Letters
Letters: Responding to an article by midlife career changer Lucy Kellaway, Marie Davis reflects on her rewarding late entry into teaching, but Jason Jawando and Matt Cole sound a note of caution. Plus letters from Rev Jennifer Hall and Rev Paul Hutchinson on late ordinations and James Kelso on a brilliant art teacher


16, Jul, 2021 @4:21 PM

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Leaving burnout behind: the pain and pleasure of starting a new career in my 50s
I spent 30 years as a journalist before deciding to become a secondary school teacher. While a complete career change is rare, it is one of the best moves I ever made

Lucy Kellaway

14, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Schools in England to eschew summer ‘catch-up’ and put health first
Exclusive: heads prioritise wellbeing despite fears over lost learning in pandemic, survey reveals

Sally Weale

13, Jul, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Ministers attacked for ‘wrecking ball’ plans to overhaul teacher training
Critics warn changes could put 10,000 training places at risk and affect teacher supply for years to come

Sally Weale

05, Jul, 2021 @9:30 PM

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Headteachers call for 75% examination fee rebate in England
School leaders say move would reflect workload of teachers after A-level and GCSE exams are cancelled

15, Jun, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Teaching unions criticise plan to extend school day in England
Covid catch-up proposals are underfunded and could do ‘more harm than good’

Rachel Hall

01, Jun, 2021 @1:11 PM

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School day to be extended in England, leaked ‘Covid catch-up’ plan suggests
Government mulls paying ‘recovery premium’ for 100 hours of extra teaching plus tutoring aimed at disadvantaged pupils

Richard Adams Education editor

31, May, 2021 @11:24 PM

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‘We’re all marking late at night’: teachers on England’s new grading system
Views on how new teacher-assessed system has affected workload and what it means for pupils

Molly Blackall and Alfie Packham

09, May, 2021 @10:33 AM

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Schools fear second grading fiasco for GCSEs and A-levels
Heads are under pressure to carry out too many assessments and use data on previous pupils’ performance, teachers warn

Donna Ferguson

10, Apr, 2021 @3:15 PM

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