Don’t insult us by saying FE teachers have it easy

School teachers who claim teachers in FE have an easy ride don't know the half of it, says Sarah Simons

My last column about teacher tiredness sparked a reaction. Teachers called me names, swore at me and made statements about my work ethic and assumptions about my personal life.

The most irritating were those who told me that I don’t get tired because…I work in FE.

Go after me and I will challenge you. But go after my sector and I will slowly reach for my Walter White Heisenberg hat and calmly suggest that you “tread lightly”.

For those who don’t know what FE is, here’s a quick cheat-sheet to shove up your knowledge base:

  • We teach 16- to 18-year-olds at all levels. Those with a grade 3 in ...

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