Overheard in the staffroom

12th August 2005 at 01:00
The TES online forums are a hotbed of debate. Here is just a taste of what users are saying this week. Join the discussion at: www.tes.co.ukstaffroom ARE SCHOOLS RESPONSIBLE FOR RACISM?

Tree fayre: "Late 80s early 90s teacher training was nearly all about anti racism and sexism... done to death! I don't think the solution lies in that area, but more in the way the French will not allow any show of religious faith in what kids wear to school."


Clairobics: "Rarely have I met a governor who has the slightest insight into what teachers go through in their profession. Are there any governors out there who have made you feel respected as a teacher?"

Jbloggs: "A minority of governors are undertrained amateurs or dilettantes, and heads sometimes like to keep it so, ill-advisedly."

Zzzzzola: "A more pertinent question would be 'Do we need governors?'"


Ex ex teacher: "I think it's the total sight and sound package which does it, eg. voice projection and intonation, slightly more sophisticated use of spoken language - and corduroy jackets."

Bacardibreezer: "The giveaway might be the bags under my eyes and the nervous twitch. "

Cathyd : "You have become your job when you give some child you've never met before the Raised Eyebrows Killer Look for dropping litter or some such misdemeanour in a public place... and you get a sheepish, 'Sorry Miss...' in return instead of a stream of defensive obscenities."

These comments are the personal opinions of individual contributors

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