Why David Blunkett should listen to Mike Kent

19th January 2001 at 00:00
What a breath of fresh air it was to read Mike Kent (You and Your Job, January 5). I just wish David Blunkett would read it and act accordingly. How ironic that one of the reasons for my buying The TES that week was to look for an agency offering the possibility of teaching abroad. Everything he listed, from endless monitoring and Ofsted advice to target-setting and performance management, are the very reasons hat I am considering such a move.

I qualified in 1981 and taught full-time before I had my family. Can you believe that I came back to teaching part-time because I missed it? What a completely different job it is today.

Is it little wonder that there is a shortage of teachers when we consider all the requirements, other than teaching, expected of us?

Mrs S Wickens Abbots Langley, Herts

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