'The Secretary of State's letter is a major step forward. Guaranteed non-contact time for classroom teachers and management time for heads, deputy heads and assistant heads is now firmly on the agenda. It is up to the STRB to make whatever recommendations are required if we are to see workload reduced for all teachers.
The government must prove, in the Comprehensive Spending Review next summer, that education really does remain a top priority and that it has not 'fallen down the pecking order' in comparison with health and other key public services.
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