School Finds Shorter Week Lifts Morale Of Teachers
The Guardian|January 17, 2022
On Fridays, the pub next to Forest Gate community school in east London starts filling up from 1 pm.
Rachel Hall

Since the school switched to a four-and-a half-day week, it has been flooded with teachers taking advantage of their shorter week .

Other teachers spend more time with their children, catch up on work or attend the local mosque. The important thing is that the afternoon is theirs to choose how they spend it, says Simon Elliott , who leads the multi-academy trust that runs Forest Gate. The initiative has been so successful the school is now consulting on whether to reduce the week further, to four days.

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