Still earning my wings
The rewards of teaching people with learning difficulties and disabilities are in no way linked to celestial attributes
I’ve got another job. I’m adding to my patchwork week (sorry, I mean “portfolio career”). This new role is in community learning and I’ll be teaching art, drama and music to adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. I can’t bloomin’ wait.
I’ve worked part-time in the community before, in alternative provision for 14- to 16-year-old boys. It was dangerous, depressing and stressful. Although there was an occasional breakthrough, the place functioned more as a not-so-merry-go-round for young offenders’ institutions. Most students were from dysfunctional backgrounds, and many were part ...