The Government may well state that education is all about teaching and learning, however I feel that it is widely unrecognized that it is now about so much more, which has a direct affect on the progress of a child academically.
Where is it that a teacher can draw a line in the sand and not have to worry about their pupils progress in life as well as academically? The government do not lay out any guidelines for this.nbsp;I have found it becomes increasingly difficult to strike the balance of where to stop wanting to be 'loco parentus' and just be the teacher, simply because as a human being and a passionate teacher it is very difficult to just switch off from the individual demands of a child, which if met met could make such a difference to their life.
What could and does make a huge difference is the pulling together of parents and teachers. Support from both school and parents in agreement can make a vast difference to a child's attitude and understanding which ultimately effects their learning within the school. There should be more co-operation and regular contact between home and school. Rachel Marshall Chesterfield Derbyshire