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Report: Day in the life of a teacher

In our 'Teaching in Crisis?' series this week, we've heard from teachers in the Midlands who want to leave the profession - or have left already - because of long hours and endless paperwork.

An ITV News Central survey of teachers found more than 80 per cent have thought about quitting in the last two years.

Our Education Correspondent Peter Bearne has spent a day with one teacher to see just how heavy the workload is.


'We're not giving up' says Free School manager

After the Department for Education rejected plans for a new Free School in Newark, project manager Tony Henton, says it will not put an end to their efforts:

We're not giving up. We're going out this weekend to try and recruit that extra 25 people we need so we can go back to the government... Ultimately we haven't met the target that was set and now we have to go and meet it... It's still true that parents of 800 children in Newark would rather send their children to school outside Newark. We want to change that.

– Newark Free School's project manager Tony Henton


Malala calls for support in demands for universal education

Malala is an advocate for female education Credit: Vital Voices Handout

The Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by the Taliban, is calling for people to support her in her demands for universal education.

The 15-year-old, who now lives in Birmingham after her treatment in the city, has set up a petition to get 57 million out-of-school girls and boys into school.

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