Lost assets

22nd September 2000 at 01:00
IT is ironic that some teachers - older, returners and those wanting to work part-time - struggle to find jobs

I belonged in all three categories four years ago when I began to look for a permanent part-time post in London, in one of two shortage areas, mainstreamspecial needs or religious education.

I have only just found a permanent post. How many teachers who are well-qualified and keen have been lost because they have been unable to find work?

Sally Long

1 Home Park Road

Wimbledon, London SW19

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