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What do you get if you cross a perfectly healthy, young, competent and determined teacher with five years of dedicated service?

I don’t know, what do you get if you cross a perfectly healthy, young, competent and determined teacher with five years of dedicated service?

I’m not sure, but I think it has something to do with an occupational health referral.

As we stagger across the half way line of the academic year like a decrepit donkey devotedly trekking along a beach with a grubby child on its back, I take time to pause and reflect on the state of teaching today. I say ‘take time to pause’- what I actually mean is ‘collapse into a heap on the floor’.

When I started teaching, the level of rigour in the profession, according to my more experienced colleagues, had increased significantly. Gone, I was told, were the days where you would…

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