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The vicious cycle must end: 5000 head teachers set to march on Downing Street

Following this morning’s news, that more than 5,000 head teachers are set to march on Downing Street in September to protest against government cuts, Stuart Hales, CEO of education technology specialist, Wand Education, said:

“Everything comes down to funding but the government has overlooked the needs of our education system for too long. Teachers are burning out. Our research shows that 37% of UK primary and secondary teachers feel the negative effects of excessive workload on their mental wellbeing. A quarter are forced to work every evening and weekend, just to keep up with Ofsted expectations. But funding cuts across the board are leaving leadership teams unable to invest in the tools and technology that could help – and so the vicious cycle continues. Schools need more support, and quickly.”









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