Who are you?

If you’ve found this blog you’re likely to be a new teacher discovering that your dream job is perhaps tougher than you had first imagined.

You’re not alone. A 2017 survey of more than 3,000 teachers under the age of 36 suggested nearly half may choose to leave the profession within five years.

Who am I?

I’ve been an English teacher in secondary schools in London for the past six years and have found the challenges to be tough. And I see the same struggles in the hardworking trainees and newly-qualified teachers I’ve worked with.

Despite all this I can confidently say that I’m now a better (tougher!) teacher than I was six years ago thanks to the knowledge and skills I’ve developed.

What’s this blog about?

In this blog I’ll be sharing some of the insights I’ve acquired over the past few years wrestling with the demands of teaching in British secondary schools.

I hope it makes you a tougher teacher too.

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