Yesterday I attended a Careers Service "Consider Teaching" event. The last
participant (a new teacher) had a Powerpoint slide with "all the people one
must thank" at school (in order to be "on good terms and get their
goodwill". Even secretaries were there - but guess who did not figure ?
(This was pointed out to her).
I thought we were signing on a petition recently, about the essential role
of the school librarian ? Why then, its invisibility (standard in the
education(al) literature, but surprising when we are supposedly being
introduced to the State sector and all its worthy components ?)
Is this normal ? While wild horses won't drag me to State schools (the
people who are employed to persuade us to teach somehow are more off-putting
than gun-toting students) a genteel post as a school librarian sounds just
the ticket - I thought they had more power ?
Even in so-call troubled schools in Newcastle it was all polished
floor-boards, nothing to do but to help people one-to-one, and look august -
amidst the display racks.
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