Moans make for depressing reading

6th April 2001 at 01:00
I write in support of Stephen Hoskin's letter on negative reports about teaching. Your paper is an invaluable source of information on news and forthcoming changes. But it makes depressing reading as article after article paints such a negative picture of the profession.

Having worked in a variety of organisations and industries, I know the demands on teachers are different from those on other orkers. I know teachers work extremely hard and the goalposts are continually being moved, but I enjoy my PGCE course and main teaching practice, and am looking forward to starting my permanent job in September.

So please, balance the moaning and negative attitude with more positive reports and help raise the image of teaching.

Fran Anderson, PGCE student, University of Bristol


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