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Word round the campfire: what they're saying...

"Not long until Christmas, then a lovely long break."

Anonymous teacher on The TES online staffroom

"I had just started a new school. I was keen. I didn't want to fail this year."

NQT Rosalind Wortley, on being told by the General Teaching Council for England that she could repeat her failed induction year

"I didn't feel I was a natural teacher; I don't have the patience"

Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former spin doctor, on his experience as a foreign language teaching assistant in France

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