I’ve just finished a session on Facebook swapping memories with ex-colleagues and former pupils from the school where I taught for over thirty years.
I’ve been retired for almost five years now and I’m thoroughly enjoying myself most of the time, but this Facebook group has brought back to me why I enjoyed teaching – the kids!
Forget targets, forget the bureaucracy and the general nastiness of the Inspection system, it is the children in a school who matter!
You can train a monkey to jump through hoops, but it takes something infinitely more precious to inspire children and get them “aiming high!”
Too many dedicated teachers are leaving the profession because they aren’t allowed to teach any more.