14th September 2001 at 01:00
What an extraordinary outburst from Stephen Jones (TES, August 31).

Conference motions exist so teachers, the media and the public can debate issues. We debated 20 - the media choose the ones they wish to report.

Of course, teachers are normal human beings with problems, but are television programmes diverse enough in their portrayal of teachers to avoid them being represented purely as either saints or sinners?

Jean Gemmell General secretary Professional Association of Teachers 2 St James' Court Friar Gate Derby.

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


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