The education secretary admits that there are no quick answers to the workload problem, but this week he outlined his commitment to reduce the burden on teachers. He writes: ‘Our teachers have been working long hours for many years, and also work longer hours than their European counterparts, but more than half of their time is not actually spent teaching. I think teachers work too many hours. Workload has been cited as one of the main reasons for teachers leaving the profession over a number of years. It is a complex problem that didn’t blow up overnight, and I don’t expect us to solve it in one go. Schools’ working patterns are entrenched, but so is my determination to tackle the issue. You can be assured that we are not giving up on this. As I start my second year on the job, creating a culture where teachers love their jobs and where the brightest and the best are drawn to teaching as an attractive and rewarding profession is as important to me as ever. I will be setting out the key steps we will take to support this shortly in our forthcoming recruitment and retention strategy.’ https://www.tes.com/news/damian-hinds-my-year-long-battle-reduce-your-workload What are your views on the education secretary’s commitment to reduce teachers’ workload? Do you think the problem will ever be resolved? What more needs to be done to tackle workload and workload pressure?