Sometimes, when thinking about the school system, I think it is easy to overlook the teachers. Yes, everyone cares about the children, they’re hard-working, hard-done-by and not to mention, hard to bloody please. And yes, we think about the schools themselves too; what Ofsted rating they are, whether they’re suitable for your child, whether they have a good catchment area or not, and whether other people think it’s a good school or not.
But how often do parents and the general public stop and think about the teachers?
‘They get a lot of holiday’ or ‘Their job is easy’ or even ‘It’s just like babysitting.’
Wrong, wrong, wrong. Teaching is hard. A struggle, a battle, a war. And I believe that the only people who understand this is the teachers themselves.
Will Somebody Please Think of The Teachers aims to share irrational ramblings and anecdotes with like-minded people, because actually, it’s not all about the kids, y’know.