Many teachers are not spending enough time in bed due to the
demands of their job, new research has indicated.


A survey conducted by tesconnect.com revealed 80 per cent have
given up a night's sleep to catch up on work in the past six
months.


Over a third (41.7 per cent) admitted to doing so in the past
month and more than half (54.5 per cent) said their working week
regularly exceeds 56 hours.


Lesson planning, marking and admin are among the tasks causing
teachers to work during the evenings and miss out on sleep. Chief
executive of TSL Education Louise Rogers said the findings are "no
surprise".


TSL Education is the parent company of TES Connect, an online
community for teachers that has over two million registered
users.


Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of
Teachers, said the working hours of teachers are unlikely to fall
until "the high-stakes nature of league tables are removed".


"When most other professions are taking a rest, teachers are busy
preparing for the week ahead," she added.


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