https://www.tes.com/news/school-new...-making-teachers-work-longer-says-heads-union A Scottish teaching union has come up with a radical solution to reduce staffing shortages: make teachers work longer. An increase in weekly contracted hours from 35 to 37.5, if accompanied by a proportional pay rise of just over 7 per cent, could solve three crises at a stroke, believes Greg Dempster, general secretary of AHDS, which represents primary-school leaders. He says that Scottish schools are suffering from: a lack of core teachers and supply staff; the knock-on impact on development time for school leaders; and “the fact that no one has had a decent pay rise for years”. Yup, teachers should be made to work for longer... that'll make the job more attractive. Who elected this ill-informed *****? Scottish posters... who picked him? Argh I'm going to wander off and headbutt a wall till the stupid I just read drops out of my poor noggin.