You don’t need magic to defeat a Dementor

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In JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Dementors are described as being foul, wraith-like creatures that suck happiness and hope out of the very air around them.

Sound familiar? It should - because very few schools are without them.

Real-life Dementors are often much sneakier than their fictitious counterparts. They masquerade as friends, drawing you in to an innocent grumble at the end of the school day. Before you know it, it’s half past five, and what started out as letting off steam has very quickly led to all-out hatred towards the profession as a whole. Ultimately, it can lead to thoughts ...

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