I would like to start a thread asking for more teachers over 45 to be actually hired and kept in Schools. You know, us lot, the kids of the seventies and eighties. Not millennials. Us. Generation X. The ones with just a small good if not better academic degrees and ‘properly taught with placement periods’ PGCES. Or PGCFES. Oh, and higher degrees, as well, a fair few of us. And B Ed degrees. Meaning work experience and former careers. Research to enrich the teaching with. Decades of pastoral care experience to help the kids meaningfully, rather than shove a PSHE add-on at them. Oh, a decades of teaching experience, resources, published research, articles, examine experience...you know. We’re quite good. A lot of us weee kicked out because we weee good. And older. And earned more than £25k after tax. Can we have our desks back, pleas, Hinds?