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Out on my ear

I have just been told that my services as an experienced floating teacher are no longer required because I'm too expensive. I am to be replaced by unqualified, inexperienced cover supervisors, who will work for about Pounds 5,000 less. It appears that I am a waste of money and that any Tom, Dick or Harry can be metamorphosed into a professional teacher overnight.

Do you think the kids will notice? Do you think that parents might object to someone who may not have even one GCSE supervising lessons for anything up to a week when their kids are preparing for exams? Is this the shape of things to come?

Shelagh Kavanagh - By email.

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