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Word round the campfire

"New teachers are immersed in a paper culture from the moment they start training. They over-plan and over-record."

Dr Chris Nicholls, the Government's anti-bureaucracy guru, on the paperwork that blights teachers' lives

"Do your homework, and dreams can come true."

Actor Tom Hardy, who plans to return to school to encourage aspiring actors who need their dreams taken seriously

"I spend more time worrying about observations than I do thinking about teaching."

English teacher at a Norfolk secondary, talking about the classroom observations that has led to three NQTs at her school considering leaving

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