https://www.tes.com/news/year-accept-teaching-your-job-and-not-your-life Apparently, the reason for the absurd workload is nothing to so with management randomly inventing initiatives to impress OFSTED and further their own careers. Nor is it related to endless changes with no time given to adapt. Nor is it anything to do with being made to record endless meaningless bits of alleged data. Nor is it the marking load imposed by management despite there being no evidence of marking being in any way useful. It has nothing to do with meetings, 'CPD' sessions or marketing events. It's because we teachers are refusing to stop working ourselves to death despite the best efforts of our wise leaders. They are desperately telling us to slow down and we are too pig headed to listen to their sage counsel.