11 Oct '14

News Secret Teacher: I may teach in a private school but I am not the enemy

It shouldnt be us and them, private v state v academies, teachers sniping at each other in 140 characters just think how much more noise we could make if we all spoke together Teaching in an independent school was nothing like I imaginedBeing inspected. Its a concept guaranteed to bring a unifying fear to teachers across the land. We join together as we share our empathetic understanding of just how crazy life is during that week of intense scrutiny between The Call and peace being restored. Or so you would think.After a week of very little sleep and a very lot of caffeine, a conversation the following weekend with friends both teachers took me by surprise. Naturally, talk turned to work and I filled them in on the inspection: It was mentally busy, one of those things, but I survived. Continue reading...

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