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Norfolk parents: tell us what you think about your child’s school

PUBLISHED: 13:11 15 May 2013

File photo dated 08/02/12 of a teacher helping a pupil during a lesson. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday June 15, 2012. Four-fifths of teachers have sacrificed a night's sleep in the last six months to get through school work, according to a survey. It reveals that many teachers are spending time at the weekend and during holidays trying to catch up with marking, lesson planning and admin. The poll, by tesconnect.com, suggests that the idea that teachers finish work at 3pm and take long holidays is a myth, with the majority working more than 56 hours a week on average. In total, around 80% of the teachers questioned said they sacrificed a night's sleep to get through a backlog of work, with 41.7% giving up a night in the last month. More than three-quarters (78%) of around 1,600 people surveyed agreed that during term-time they spend every Sunday afternoon or evening working on preparing lessons, while almost two-thirds (64%) said the 'hidden' hours they spend on school-related work, for example at

File photo dated 08/02/12 of a teacher helping a pupil during a lesson. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday June 15, 2012. Four-fifths of teachers have sacrificed a night's sleep in the last six months to get through school work, according to a survey. It reveals that many teachers are spending time at the weekend and during holidays trying to catch up with marking, lesson planning and admin. The poll, by tesconnect.com, suggests that the idea that teachers finish work at 3pm and take long holidays is a myth, with the majority working more than 56 hours a week on average. In total, around 80% of the teachers questioned said they sacrificed a night's sleep to get through a backlog of work, with 41.7% giving up a night in the last month. More than three-quarters (78%) of around 1,600 people surveyed agreed that during term-time they spend every Sunday afternoon or evening working on preparing lessons, while almost two-thirds (64%) said the 'hidden' hours they spend on school-related work, for example at

Norfolk schools are falling down the league tables and Ofsted has raised “considerable concern” about the proportion of schools it believes are not good enough.

But what do Norfolk’s parents think?

Are you happy with the quality of education your child is getting? Do you believe Norfolk’s education leaders are doing a good job? Or do you agree with Ofsted’s findings?

Click on the link to take our parents’ survey and let us know your views are.


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