§ Lord Lester of Herne Hill
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is their response to the recent recommendation by the National Association of Head Teachers that the teachers' working year should be increased from 195 to 200 days, with a 40-hour working week, and that there should be a large increase in bursars and administrative staff to 152WA release teachers from administrative burdens, giving them the scope to teach more, and for head teachers to lead. [HL278]
§ The parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Baroness Ashton of Upholland)
The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) have not made recommendations on the teachers' working year or working week in their recent submission to the teachers' workload study. My right honourable friend agrees that numbers of bursars and administrative staff should be increased.