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Why my job was the worst job

Jul 24, 2015

It’s been four weeks since I left the worst job. It was a part-time teaching position – my first after completing my PGCE in post-compulsory education. I was there for almost two years and in that time…

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All change in 2015

Jan 08, 2015

AS we’re eight days into 2015, it’s possibly a little too late to say: ‘Happy New Year’, but still perfectly acceptable for ‘Happy Newish Year’. So Happy Newish Year reader (or readers if my mum is…

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The worst thing about teaching? Michael Gove

Feb 17, 2014

According to Michael Gove, it’s a national scandal that 50% of teachers quit the profession within five years. I agree. But as an NQT I have no idea whether I’ll last the course. And if I do leave,…

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Why are teachers becoming hate figures?

Jan 17, 2014

Is it me or is teaching everywhere? It’s almost almost like teaching is the new rock and roll. 

Hot on the heels of the TV programme, Educating Yorkshire is the fly-on-the-wall documentary…

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Why having two (part-time) jobs is the best of both worlds

Nov 04, 2013

I spent half-term working six days on the features desk of a national newspaper. It was great. Not only did it boost the coffers in a way that my eight-hours a week teaching job doesn’t but also, after…

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