Every lesson is a battle

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James Curran
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Every lesson is a battle

Post by James Curran » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:16 pm

Every lesson is a battle’: Why teachers are lining up to leave

Ellie Jones, 40, is an assistant secondary headteacher. Most mornings she gets up at 4 to do paperwork, arrives at school for 7.30 and gets home at the earliest around 6pm – often later – despite only teaching 11 hours (half a full timetable) a week. “I probably have around four or five hours sleep a night,” she says. At weekends she tries to have a full day off. She rarely manages it.

Jones, who has been teaching for 17 years, recently resigned her £52,000-a-year post with no job to go to. “I love the kids and teaching but I cannot maintain this for another 20 years. I’d break. They’d take me out of there in a box,” she says.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... g-up-leave

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