A union has rejected calls to demand a 35-hour working week for teachers, after members warned it would expose them to “public scrutiny and ridicule”.
The NASUWT conference instead called for union leaders to “develop a clear, focused campaign highlighting teachers’ working hours”.
The campaign could include action short of strike action to put downward pressure on working hours, and escalating strike action in schools to secure "a reasonable number of hours each week".
It came as one delegate said some teachers are moving to part time contracts to fit in all their work.
Sean Taylor, of Central and South Warwickshire, this morning told the conference: “I have seen teachers going part time just so they can fit in what they need to do. They are still working full time, but just being paid for part time.”