Posted by Jamie at 8 42 PM on Saturday, June 26
FED-UP state school teachers must learn a 53-page book on how to take the REGISTER.
The infuriating manual contains 14 pages of statutory regulations... and 39 pages on how to interpret those rules.
A shock report by Campaign group the Local Government Association says the registration rule book is yet another example of the time-wasting red tape facing state-run schools.
It claims a total absence of common sense from Whitehall as teachers have been forced to wade through 1,300 pages of legislation in the last decade.
And it urges more schools to become academies, as these are free from many of the restrictions imposed on state schools by central government.
LGA spokeswoman Shireen Ritchie said: “The new government is offering academies considerable freedom from central bureaucracy.
“And local councils will be doing their best to make sure other schools also benefit from a reduction in central interference — so they are not weighed down by paperwork.
“Academy status offers more freedom from central government rules, on the curriculum, discipline procedures and the pay and reward of staff.
“More local control of education, would remove the need for so much oversight from Whitehall.”
Public and independent schools are also exempt from much of the red tape.