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No community without compromise

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Let’s face it, in life, most of us are just trying to muddle our way through the best we can. And this means that for things to run smoothly – like in, for example, a further education college – compromise is key, no matter which job title is on your door plaque.

These compromises, says FE teacher Tom Starkey, are where things tend to get a bit sticky. All of us, at one point or another, have found ourselves angrily storming into an “us versus them” mindset.

It’s easy to forget that those who are above or below our pay grade are just people like us, who may themselves be struggling. Starkey ...

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