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30th July 2004 at 01:00
Teachers have often claimed the career attendance record. I became an unqualified teacher, straight out of grammar school in September 1959 and after training, have been in schools ever since. I retire this week after 45 years in education and I have only taken three days sick leave, the last one in 1986. Beat that!

C Eric Spear Headteacher Staplehurst school, Kent

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