Letter of the week: Do teachers deserve Friday afternoons off?

Again I despair about the UK education system when I read that a primary school is sending students home at lunchtime on Fridays in order to lower teacher stress.

Friday, 4th May 2018, 2:05 pm
Updated Friday, 4th May 2018, 2:11 pm
Would you give over-worked teachers Friday afternoon off?

Any step to help with stress is good although the emphasis should not be on the symptoms but on the causes and there are too many to list here.

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The other consequence will be increased stress on parents on a Friday afternoon when they should be heading off to golf or drinks unlike the teachers heading home with correction.

Dennis Fitzgerald.