Too much pressure on teachers to hit targets

14 Sep 2009

 I've come across an alarming report in a fascinating teachers' blog.

'The Views of a Libertarian Teacher' is written anonymously and the school is, understandably, not identified so I cannot verify its claims. However it has an authentic feel.

 It describes how 3 teachers at an inner city comprehensive were given the choice of resigning with a good reference or facing competency proceedings after their students GCSE scores fell below target.

 It is hard to know which bit of cynicism is the more shocking: the offer of a good reference to teachers whom the school regards as poor or the blackmail involved in the offer.

As I say, I cannot endorse or guarantee the content, but it is an interesting read.


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