Money is not the motivation;Letter

15th January 1999 at 00:00
The will to teach cannot be reduced to pay; just as inspirational teaching and a teacher's role in school cannot be reduced to a tick-box list of competencies.

Mrs Hoodless described a pupil at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School who decided she wanted to go to university as a result of being tutored by a City University physics student. Mrs Hoodless could have gone on to say that the present headteacher at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson applied to teach because of her experience as a Community Service Volunteer at St Gregory's School in Kirkby in 1969 during her gap year.

Jill Coughlan Headteacher Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School London N1

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