• A moment that changed me: three schoolboy truants convinced me to become a teacher

    13 days ago - By The Guardian

    When I took a job at a London comprehensive in a deprived area, I never realised how much I'd learn from the students about racism, creativity - and Shakespeare The day I attended my interview for a job teaching at a challenging north London comprehensive school hadn't begun in a particularly surprising way. I knew the score: prospective teachers are expected to take a lesson, then are given a tour of the school by student prefects and, finally, interviewed by the headteacher. It wasn't until after I'd completed my morning teaching that things started to take an unconventional turn. Three...
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