THE TORIES DARE YOU TO FAIL

Thinking Outloud

FOR TEACHERS, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND NOW PRIMARY CHILDREN

I have just read an open letter to the PM written by an NQT who covered many of the key issues facing teachers today. However what struck me most was the emotion that this NQT brought to the letter. Emotion that is, for most teachers, far too easily recognisable. Yet it is not the alarming money/time problem facing teachers and schools that causes this emotion.

Ultimately teachers want to be challenged and feel fulfilled – feel like they have made a difference. This is the big problem!

As someone who, before beginning the journey into teaching, worked in the private sector and spent over ten years working to SMART targets and deadlines I do honestly believe that the criteria by which a teacher is judged is way above challenging and actually geared towards failure rather than success.

Many teachers live with the…

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