Bliss blitz on job ad

1st February 2008 at 00:00
Were you irritated by the "Use your head - teach" adverts? Help is at hand for those still annoyed by that Training and Development Agency for Schools campaign.

Miss Bliss, a 22-year-old former teacher from Devon, has designed a spot-on parody, featuring the slogan "Use your head - leave".

For a moment it is mistakable for one of the real posters, until you notice that the photographs of pupils with rapt expressions have been replaced by a pair of hoodies and a group of boys beating each other up in the playground.

The teachers pictured are clutching their heads in their hands, swamped with paperwork or falling asleep from exhaustion.

The advertisement encourages you to "work in the least respected profession". "You'll soon have a personal insight into feeling undervalued, overworked, unappreciated and vilified," it states. "If you want to be knocked every day - sometimes physically - then consider a career in teaching."

We hope to see copies appearing on noticeboards in the country's more cynical staffrooms.

Download it from Miss Bliss's blog.

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