Teachers need more time off: Ofsted

Sarah Coles
Bad Teacher Cameron Diaz
Bad Teacher Cameron Diaz

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There are those who would argue that teachers already have an easy enough life. They would say that a working day of 9-3 and the endless school holidays - roughly three times as long as the average employee's holiday allowance - constitute plenty of time off already.

These particular people will be stunned to hear that Sir Michael Wilshaw, who becomes the head of Ofsted in 2012, has argued that teachers need an opportunity to take a break from it all for a long stretch if it all gets too much for them.