Category Archives: Rants

Letting the side down

I feel like a bit of a traitor, as for the last two school days I’ve accepted work as a cover supervisor at the same school. I hate it. I hate that I do exactly the same work as a … Continue reading

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Vietnamese in 3 months

While browsing around the education pages of the big papers I came across this article. The writer shares with me (and many others) a sense of dismay about the state of language teaching in Britain today. The decision to make … Continue reading

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It’s Snow Joke

Ok, ok, I know, terrible title. Tough – I have a twee sense of humour and it made me snigger. Anyway. I was reminded at the weekend that I’m due a rant, and that my most recent education related rant … Continue reading

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So much stuff!

Oh my god! I had no idea that we had so much stuff. We’ve lived in a two bedroom flat for the last two years and we are having an absolute nightmare trying to pack it all! We’ve hired a … Continue reading

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Foreign Exchanges at risk

Ah, bureaucracy, sucking the fun out of life! Does anyone else agree that making host families (every member of them) have an enhanced CRB check before allowing them to play host to a foreign exchange student might make it more … Continue reading

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Book Free Libraries!

I kid you not! This article in the Times Higher paper highlights a worrying trend in our schools, a movement towards digital information as the only information available in schools. Google replaces librarians and their dewey decimal system and website … Continue reading

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State Schools – The Truth!

I recently read this¬†article¬†on the Independent. Chris Parry, a former rear admiral and the new chief executive of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), spoke out on his view of state education and was accused of snobbishness by the NUT and … Continue reading

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Teacher Bashing!

In my opinion there is way too much of this in today’s society. In the opinion of many people teachers get too much money and too many days off. Why should teachers strike for a pay increase? They already earn … Continue reading

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Working class thicker than middle class?

Recently there has been a great deal of fuss made over the fact that the elite universities are not admitting a fair number of kids from ‘bog standard comprehensives’ and even going so far as to blame the teachers for … Continue reading

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Getting there

Another situation update – I’m now officially checked and cleared. I am not a criminal! By this I mean of course that I got my enhanced disclosure CRB check back. However – I still need proof of good behaviour in … Continue reading

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