Vocation hasn't a sporting chance
We are not just talking of the occasional half-hour, but a major, regular commitment. Successive governments have effectively destroyed teaching as a vocation and therefore these demands are no longer applicable.
It would also be a good idea if politicians like Kate Hoey were better inormed before making such remarks. Independent schools are not working on the same playing field as the state sector. They have shorter terms, larger salaries in many cases, less paperwork, smaller classes, greater freedom to concentrate on teaching, and fewer meetings.
There is still a space for vocation in the independent schools.
Beverley high school
Beverley, East Yorkshire