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What keeps me awake at night: the education system is imploding...

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  2. applecrumblebumble

    applecrumblebumble Lead commenter

  3. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    The Education system is becoming more like the cult series the prisoner every day. A real nightmare.

  4. applecrumblebumble

    applecrumblebumble Lead commenter

    I know someone in SLT who take the role of one of those bouncy balls.
    Compassman likes this.
  5. Compassman

    Compassman Star commenter

    Like No 6 they are trying to escape.
  6. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    We're all doomed!
  7. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    Number 6 did escape!
  8. JessicaRabbit1

    JessicaRabbit1 Senior commenter

    I could've written this. I am 40 something and 4 years into my 2nd career as a Primary teacher. Just don't have the wife :)

    And yes, I do fear very much for my own kids, the eldest of whom has just chosen his GCSE options (what does he have in front of him?) and the younger two who are both slap bang in the middle of the utter mess unfolding in our region where we are transitioning from three to two tier education. Probably better in the long run, but not something I would wish on anyone who actually has children caught up in it all.

    Scary times.
  9. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    At least David is on the job?

  10. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Both Mrs P and I have 'lost it' as far as the regular sorts of teaching jobs go. Good fortune smiled on several financial aspects of life meaning we could sidestep things.

    It's funny how there's the 'freedom to innovate' at the same time as bovine micromanagement hits the fan. George Orwell's invention of doublespeak was prescient.
  11. indusant

    indusant Senior commenter

    Meanwhile, those who have actually caused all of this mess (and all of their minions) are sleeping soundly.........
  12. Jonntyboy

    Jonntyboy Lead commenter

    Can't understand the complaint at all, though naturally I sympathise. I suppose it depends entirely on the management ethos, but the circumstances detailed in the original article could not be further from those at the school where I now teach extremely happily, as do all my colleagues. And it's a rural state secondary, mixed ability, in a lower income area, with greater than normal numbers of PP, so we have no particular advantages. Just a competent and caring head and a small, hard-working leadership team who support staff and students. And lovely kids. It's a real pleasure to go to work and I enjoy every minute of it.
  13. Jonntyboy

    Jonntyboy Lead commenter

    Why did my reply not appear?

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