Welcome

Well, why do we do it? Why do we persist in a job that has changed beyond all recognition? A job where our daily efforts are never good enough, where we are all the time asked for ‘just that little bit more’. A job where we are blamed for most of societies ills, where we are constantly ridiculed as whingers who have short days and long holidays, when the reality is quite different. The reason is, of course, that we care. As do the vast majority of those who work in the caring professions or other areas of public service. I bet there are very few who enter the teaching profession with anything other than a desire and commitment to improve the lives of young people through engaging them and inspiring them to learn. However, there are many of us who have reached that point where ‘enough is enough’. This website is dedicated to those who have reached that point. It is a virtual classroom version of ‘The Escape Committee’ – an old school organisation found in many schools in the 70s and 80s offering a way out. This ‘way out’ may be advice where to go to find an alternative career, a talking shop just to get things off your chest, or a source of strategies to keep going just that little bit longer. Goodness knows, there have been times over the last few years when I’ve felt the need of just this sort of resource. Hopefully, as I collate ‘wisdom’ on a post-teaching life, this website can become a resource to enable, empower and even refresh you in your current roles as well as suggesting other routes when it is the time to move on………..

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