Just a little something to keep spirits up until summer…not long to go chums!
Change.org have launched a petition begging Gove to reconsider his frankly narrow minded and border line racist idaes regarding changes to the English GCSE core text. I’ve signed it. Now, I’m spreading the word.
In 5 very eloquent minutes, this woman says everything that I want this blog to be about, so articulately that I feel I should stop writing.
Go Jess Green, you are my new hero!
I don’t think people really understand the crushing feeling of being judged unfavourably by an OFSTED or Estyn inspector. I personally know 2 talented and dedicated teachers who have quit teaching in the last 3 months due basically to the bullshit handed down by the inspection process….
A pretty comprehensive list of the insensitive and glib remarks people make about us all the time – because everybody knows it’s not a real job and we get all those holidays.
The kids deserve better… I agree.
Let’s Stick it To Gove.
At some point… they’re going to have to listen.
I particularly like the line that claims “We have never had a more motivated, more qualified, more enthused generation of young teachers than we have now,” – Enthused? Motivated? Not ANYWHERE I’ve worked. Unless the definition of enthused and motivated has changed to make them synonymous with ‘hunted’ and ‘demoralised’.
The slippery slope….