So you’ve got yourself a teaching job. Well done! The good news is that you are about to embark on some of the most rewarding work possible. The bad news? That work is not going to be easy.
“It’s not all fun and games,” says Chris Curtis, head of English at Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy in Derbyshire. “Respect has to be earned and that takes time.”
Moments of elation will be tempered with moments of exhaustion. There will be days when you can’t believe how lucky you are to work with young people, and others where you could happily go without seeing a classroom, corridor or ...
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