Too much needs to be done to make the job sensible. The first place to start is contact time-a maximum number of hours per week, with no exemptions or exceptions. No cover, all cover to be completed by properly employed supply teachers, no agency rake-off allowed. A recognition that the job is demanding which needs to result in a reduction in pension age to 55, with the final salary pension measured in 60ths (i.e. a "normal" career length of 30 years). Directed time of 1265 hours over 195 days to be established as total working time with no expectation of work at home-no teacher takes their ironing into the classroom, so the reverse should be true. Salaries should enable teachers to be able to afford to buy a house and fund a good quality of life without becoming stupidly indebted, even in ridiculously expensive places like London. Any government that really wants education as a priority needs to make the job so attractive that people are scrambling to get in and not scrambling to get out. Unfortunately this won't happen because it isn't affordable.