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TEACHERS OFFERED 'LIFESTYLE' MANAGERS

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State school teachers are to get their own 'lifestyle managers' who sort out household chores, book outings and hol...
State school teachers are to get their own 'lifestyle managers' who sort out household chores, book outings and holidays and can even arrange moving house in an attempt to make life in the classroom less stressful, reported The Sunday Telegraph.

The service will be piloted at a number of schools in central London. If successful, it is expected to become a common feature in teachers' employment contracts across the country.

Cllr Tim Joiner, head of education on Westminster City Council, said the authority was launching the scheme in the hope of easing the borough's recruitment crisis. He said: 'If office workers have an emergency at home, they can sit at their desks and sort it out over the phone. Teachers, howver, are stuck in front of their classes. Those worries just add to any already stressful job'.

National Union of Teachers general secretary Doug McAvoy, said: 'This scheme sounds like it would certainly be helpful, but it doesn't stop teachers having to work a 53-hour week'.
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