All that you have is your soul (Tracy Chapman).

Saturday, 8 April 2006

Teachers Of The World Unite!

A fellow teacher who also teaches in the UK has very kindly included this site under her list of “favourite blogs”. If you think I’m making a lot of the stuff up, please do pay her a visit by clicking here.

Under the posting titled “My 2001 threshold application” – it’s about a third of the way down, she has managed to compare, with razor-sharp accuracy, the so-called educational standards expected of us by the Government, with what actually happens in our schools.

If you are a teacher, you will be either crying into your coffee or shaking with laughter (I did the latter).

Some guidance for those who are not in the profession:

DFES: Department for Education and Skills

INSET: In-house training days

Estelle Morris was the Secretary of State for Education in 2001.

The Threshold is the level we need to pass through, in order to migrate from a lower pay scale to a higher one.

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