Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

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Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

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We bring you discussion, debate and issues from around the web and around the world by focusing on the most popular educational hashtags on Twitter

Workload is currently one of the hottest issues in education, with education secretary Nicky Morgan recently asking teachers for their ideas on how to reduce it (bit.ly/WorkloadChallenge).

Last week, a survey carried out by YouGov for TES revealed that a quarter of classroom teachers and half of headteachers were working at least 18 extra hours every week.

@BarnsleyNASUWT retweeted the results, saying: "Let's call time on the shocking toll of 'overtime' culture."

@adamgwhitlock tweeted to point out that he'd just finished two "80-hour weeks, six working days, 15-hour days". @Scally56 wondered "what would happen if we got paid overtime. …

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