* "I took a job I knew I didn't want. Have been miserable and am probably leaving teaching at the end of the year. Wait for the one you want.
Anonymous NQT on The TES online staffroom, offering advice to next year's new teachers
* "I am not a fan of paperwork usually, but this was different."
The Yorkshire headteacher who received 100 applications for one teaching post
* "God created man and he created woman to be their helpmates. But he created men to be responsible."
Exclusive Brethren trustee on why his school cut a female teacher's pay by a third
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