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Handled like baggage en route to alternative provision

This seasoned English teacher weighs up the pros and cons of taking on a jitter-inducing new challenge

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In my college, it seems that as soon as I’ve got comfortable behind a desk, got my Post-it notes lined up juuust the way I want them and found that perfect spot in the office to position my chair so that a student can’t see me through the window, the powers that be grab me by the shoulder and launch me into another department like so much airport luggage.

To be honest, I’m used to being baggage-handled. As an English teacher in an FE college, I’m in a fair bit of demand and I’ve been dropped into countless different areas to do a bit of guerilla metaphor here and insurgency syntax there – more ...

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