Amanda Martin is the new president of the NEU teaching union and believes that teaching is a great job but she wants to make it less tough and less lonely: ‘“School is such a lonely place for so many teachers. You spend so many hours with the kids in your class, you then spend so many hours planning and marking and going through all the hoops that are needed to satisfy Ofsted and it becomes very isolating," she says. “And when you’re doing a 67-hour week and when 25 hours of that time is not doing anything with kids but proving what you’ve done to somebody from the outside, that is wrong.”’ https://www.tes.com/news/profileschool-lonely-place-so-many-teachers What do you think about Amanda Martin’s comments? Do you agree with her? Do you think it is possible to make the job easier and remove the isolation that some teachers feel? What do you think about Amanda’s views regarding academisation, the accountability system, and school funding?