I couldn’t help but notice this piece in the Guardian this week.
“Now it seems that clocking up more than 55 hours a week means a 40% higher chance of developing an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation (AF), when compared to those with a better work-life balance.” Turns out that AF, which can be symptomless, massively raises your risk of having a stroke. The statistic 55 hours really jumped out at me, because these are almost spot on the average hours worked by a primary classroom teacher per week.
Source: DFE Teacher Workload Survey 2016
So, what are…
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