I have every sympathy for Louise Cleveley and other teachers who cannot find a job (TESS, August 12).
I had little choice but to become a supply teacher. This is a tough job, but I regret to have to say that it was made even harder by some schools'
attitudes towards me.
The last straw came when a pupil falsely accused me of threatening him.
Once the allegation was made, however, the school decided it was too much trouble to investigate what had happened when it was only a supply teacher who was involved, so I had to fight the accusation completely unsupported.
Eventually, for reasons both personal and professional, I stopped work.I was considering taking up teaching again, but now I see that this is not a realistic option.
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