Lighten up a little, will you?

22nd April 2016 at 00:00

Stop! Enough is enough. I have been an avid reader of TESS for more than 25 years. It has informed my teaching career, kept me up to date with the latest developments and, perhaps most importantly, made me smile.

Alas, the joy has gone. We all know these are difficult times in education, and I am certainly no apologist for the government. But please can you find something uplifting to write about? Week after week, it’s recruitment crisis, poor pay, workload, stress, funding, the problems of curriculum reform. Make something up if you have to – don’t worry about integrity, no one else does any more. Just make us smile.

Paul Howes

History teacher

Short and tweet

Safety fears 17 #Edinburgh schools #closed Holy crap!


When will politicians realise that taking the lowest tender ensures the lowest quality?


Difficult to describe the frustration caused by more last minute updates. Is there a plan for tomorrow?


South #Morningside PS uses @ParentMail to keep parents informed. Great app useful in crisis comms situations.


That these buildings passed completion certificate without components that hold the walls in place (!) is mind boggling. #Edinburgh Schools


I’m not very happy #edinburghschoolclosures Both grandchildren are affected. Eldest writing exams soon


#EdinburghSchools – Terminate the #PFI contracts. Entire mess needs to be sorted out.


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