Just reading the Education News thread about teachers’ overtime. It just makes me wonder, what makes it so hard for teachers to say no to unreasonable demands. There seems to be a culture of fear. It also seems that people who are suffering from unreasonable demands are often unable to raise these concerns in the Ofsted staff questionnaire. So many times, we read how staff support The work of HTs, when friends, or former colleagues,in these settings, indicate that this is not the case. Reading this forum, plus having tried to make a stand against unreasonable demands myself, it seems teachers who do try to stand up end up getting sidelined in one way or another. It is almost better to put up and shut up....but this is so wrong! How can we act as one, as a profession to solve all this?