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Schools should tell teachers to ignore their emails when they leave work to avoid being pestered by parents, the education secretary says.
Damian Hinds believes the internet has ‘revolutionised’ communication between parents and teachers, but warns that at many schools it has gone too far.
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He is concerned too many teachers are replying to complaints or concerns late at night on top of marking and lesson preparation.
Teaching unions have highlighted how teachers’ lives are being made **** by pushy parents contacting them at all hours of the day.
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In some cases, teachers are even being bullied on social media by parents.
In a speech today at the Bett Show in London, Mr Hinds will say schools must help ease the workload by allowing parental contact only during the working day.
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He suggests parents should only use only official channels and that teachers should spend a set amount of time per day answering queries.
He will say: ‘Email has revolutionised parent-teacher communication. I’m sure...
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