Our school has recently started a 'children must write every day' policy in the literacy hour (at least 40 mins in my class!) Despite the obvious drawbacks for the other areas of literacy, I am now instructed that I have up to 30 pieces of writing to be marked daily. Given that we must have work in books for maths every day as well as other subjects, my average marking time is 2hours. That is after staff meetings and after school clubs and before I've even thought about planning, curriculum leader commitments etc. I have argued til blue in the face and am now coming across as awkward. Is this too much? Can I say that I have no time to complete any of my other obligations as a result of the new system? Help!