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6 out of 10 teachers work more than a day extra per week

June 6, 2019 1:00 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Speaking ahead of the Educational Institute of Scotland conference getting underway in Perth, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP has warned that teachers' responsibilities are piling up as a new staff survey showed 6 out of 10 staff are working more than 8 hours extra above their contractual working hours each week.

Mr Scott said:

"Scotland's education minister claims he is tackling teacher workload in the classroom. This survey shows he is not.

"A majority of teachers reporting that they have to do an extra day's worth of work every week should come as no surprise.

"Teachers routinely go well over and above what is required, but that doesn't make this situation right and it shouldn't simply be accepted. When will the SNP accept the reality of teaching after 12 years of their government?"