Offensive line out of place in your magazine

17th June 2011 at 01:00

Call me a prude, but I was quite dismayed to read the quotation accompanying the Anne Thrope (Ms) article ("Creating a flap before exams", 10 June).

I buy The TES each week to keep myself informed of the ongoing changes in education and it is interesting to read about other people's experiences.

There are often humorous anecdotes, but I do not feel that this type of crude comment is necessary in an educational magazine. We are constantly reading of a decline in standards and of how we are role models for the children we teach. As such, surely we should maintain high standards for our own language and behaviour at all times.

It seemed out of place in a magazine that usually manages to inform and entertain without the need for crudity.

Lynne Thompson, Primary school teacher, Liversedge, West Yorkshire.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now