There are, on average, 15 Primary pupils per teacher and 12.5 Secondary pupils per teacher in Scottish schools.
In England, there are 21 Primary pupils per teacher and 16 for every Secondary teacher.
So, the workload in England is around 33% higher. That’ll be a real ‘crisis?’
Anyhow, a four day week is the preferred choice by workers, and the bairns too. Who’d have thought?
BBC Scotland and the Herald will be ignoring the above data and empathising with the teachers. Then before you know it, they’ll have a hard-pressed mum and Tory activist (not mentioned) shrieking about how impossible that will make life for her and her three businesses. Douglas Ross will, of course, re-surface for this one. What will Jackie Baillie say? Difficult one for her?
Actually, dilemma? On reflection, no. They’ll just ignoring any possibility that events jolin up in our lives and blame everything on the SNP’s failure to plan for this.