30 Sep '14

News Teaching in an independent school was nothing like what I imagined

Better salaries? Longer holidays? When teacher Dan Woodrow moved from state to private education he found that most of his preconceptions were wrongThe only hostility I have received for being a teacher came at the checkout of my local supermarket when I told the person serving me that I taught at an independent school.I was picking up some photos for a class display and everything was going well they even complimented my classroom until I mentioned the school I worked at. The tone changed immediately: Well Im surprised you lowered yourself to come here then, the shop assistant snapped. I was shocked. Of course there are a lot of myths about independent schools out there, and they arent always positive, but I never expected a reaction like that. Continue reading...

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