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Secret Teacher – Summer Holiday Ups And Downs

We teachers work 9-3.30 and have ‘all that holiday’ to look forward to. At least, that is what the public tend to believe – just as 2 members of that same public were amazed I wasn’t going on holiday this summer, as “teachers get £40,000 a year, don’t they?” The ...

Secret Teacher – Never Mind The SPaG Bollocks

Up and down the nation, parents of children aged around 7 and 11 will be doing battle with the horror that is SPaG tests – or, to the uninitiated, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. Large numbers of children are arriving in school so much further back in their development than they ...

Secret Teacher – Holidays are nearly here

Huzzah! The Easter holidays are nearly here! Surely, the holidays are the reason why teachers join the profession. Well, the reality is that for many of us, they are simply a brief period where we can do the following: let our exhausted bodies catch up on some sleep after working ...

Secret Teacher 10th March – Teaching: Worse Things Happened In Gulags

With the pressures of assessments, government shaftings, endless new curriculum decrees and the ever-present sceptre of Ofsted hovering like a bureaucratic vulture above us, the average person could be forgiven for assuming we teachers are all either Stakhanovite indestructible machines or gibbering wrecks. When people know what goes on in ...

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