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Experience is not only effect of age

Like your correspondent Ian Kemp (TES, October 8), I teachin a pupil-referral unit alongside a staff of 45 to 60-year-olds.

However, I attribute the success of this age group not so much to experience as to menopausal amnesia, increasing occurrences of senior moments, deteriorating sight and hearing...

What we actually hear of the daily confrontations and challenges is quickly forgotten and we move on blindly!

Jan Doran

St David's pupil-referral unit

Symonds Street

Hereford

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