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Word round the campfire

"If you want schools to engage with pupils, you just need inspirational teachers. I don't understand why the Government doesn't pay them double"

Broadcaster and journalist Janet Street-Porter, on her experience as an NQT at a Cambridgeshire primary for a Channel 5 series

"I'm sick of meetings, reports, observations and January"

Anonymous NQT on the TES online staffroom experiences the winter blues

"If the Teacher Training Agency want to reflect reality, it should make adverts more like the Army recruitment ads"

West London teacher on the TTA's new teacher recruitment adverts

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