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Teaching has always been a demanding job. Performing for five hours a day in front of a class is tiring, but add to that lesson preparation, marking, meetings and admin and most teachers clock up 55-60 hours a week – and have been doing so for decades.
But over the past 15 years, there has been one significant change. Today, teaching is no longer a private endeavour that takes place in a classroom. Now teachers are required to create a paper trail that proves learning has happened, for people who were not present in the room at the time.
This audit culture means that, in many schools, the teacher no longer is able to decide how to prepare and deliver lessons, mark pupils’ work, and assess and record learning. This is dictated by school policy.