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School makes teachers sick

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Mounting disquiet about state education in the UK needs a focus for challenge. So what is wrong with the present model? Does it truly serve our children as we have been convinced to believe it does or is it intrinsically damaging? Moreover, how does it shape and limit the world we live in? So, what’s wrong with school? is a comprehensive attack on our school system and encourages us to look for better ways to raise our young.
Mounting disquiet about state education in the UK needs a focus for challenge. So what is wrong with the present model? Does it truly serve our children as we have been convinced to believe it does or is it intrinsically damaging? Moreover, how does it shape and limit the world we live in? So, what’s wrong with school? is a comprehensive attack on our school system and encourages us to look for better ways to raise our young.

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Radio 4 file on 4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055g8zh  Sick of School

I wrote about this in my book, how teachers are overwhelmed and undermined, stressed and distressed, falling sick and becoming absent with more leaving than ever before, now standing at 4,000 leaving the profession every month (one in 12)

In an online survey of 3,500 teachers in UK the NASUWT found 68% seriously considered quitting and 48% had visited a doctor in the last 12 months for physical or mental issues related to their work.

Nigel Utton, by all accounts a brilliant head, quit in  2014:

The measurement and testing of special educational needs pupils is “disgusting”, a head teacher has said. Nigel Utton, head of Bromstone Primary School in Kent said he had decided “enough is enough” and he would be leaving his job.29 Apr 2014 He argues that schools are about statistics and data and not about children.

Schools are inhuman places with added burdens of bureaucracy and “accountability”. Those taught by stressed, distressed teachers are also damaged. Humans need to come before the numbers generated to satisfy pointless targets.

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