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Thankyou - finally somebody lifts the lid on teaching!
on 14 May 2004
I am a schoolteacher in exactly the same position as Mr Gilbert. Reading this book was like holding a mirror up to myself. I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry that so many other teachers are in the same position as me. This book is honest, true and heartfelt. It gave me a boost just when I needed it the most - and everyone else in the staffroom. Great hilarity ensued as passages were read out and guffawed over at lunchtime. Shrieks of "Oh that's so true, he's hit the nail right on the head" echoed down the crisp packet strewn, cheesy feet smelling halls of school X in the dark heart of a poverty stricken area. A must for all inner city school teachers, for country, grammar and public school teachers (so they can heave sighs of relief and see how the other half live) and parents who want to know information about schools that statistics fixing league tables, politicians and Ofsted would never tell you in a million years. Read it and weep!