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i'm thinking of applying for a teaching job there - will i get beaten up by my students?
fyi i'm a complete pussy
but since the Olympics I'm sure it's all grand.
is doing Teach First in the worst performing school in worst performing LEA in the country (Hull), and he absolutely loves it. He's been physically attacked twice and is is threatened most days (or accused of being a paedo by girls who don't want to do what he asks them to) but apparently it's incredibly fulfilling.
ie too big to generalise like this.
basically one of the (if not the) poorest boroughs in London, now dangerously overcrowded because of economic meltdown / years of Government housing clusterfucks / other factors.
is the teaching job in Canning Town? definitely don't go to Canning Town.
or do. what the kids really need are inspiring teachers. it's probably better than being another bender working in finance or marketing.
it'll be like that film gangster's paradise with coolio
don't do drugs, kids
i'd never heard of him until drive came out
it's even odder because he basically didn't do anything for three or four years
my bad. my only excuse is that i'm really ill right now and full of cold medication and ibuprofen and trying to work in a stuff and overcrowded library, but that really isn't an excuse. i'm just a tool.
(and you KNOW i didn't mean it seriously, c'mon maaaan)
had 2 phones nicked by his pupils from his desk in 6 months
he taught 8-9 year olds
actually, think he quite enjoyed the job most of the time
moral of the story? who knows
stop leaving your phone unsupervised after you have it stolen the first time?
And they would. And I'm not.
or do it and convince myself and others that being threatened / stolen from is rewarding,
I know two people who taught at a school that was widely rated as the worst in the UK and was in central London's most deprived ward and they both enjoyed the experience to a considerable degree.
she has to deal with particularly vulnerable kids, autism spectrum or particularly bad (read violent, and/or crazy) home lives and so on.
Likes it. Says it's fulfilling and all that sort of thing.
Obviously might be a more challenging environment than some, but I imagine a lot would depend on the particular school.
and gain a great deal of satisfaction that they are helping a lot of people who may not have had the best start in life to go on and achieve things they may never have been expected to do.
But no, you go teach and teach at a Swiss all-girl finishing school for daughters of the rich and aristocratic, spend your time teaching them Shakespeare and how to hold a cheese knife. Prop up the system. YOU COWARD.
She absolutely loved it.
and middle ham
but teaching there wouldn't be too bad i'd imagine. I suppose you have to be a strong person/teacher otherwise you'd be fucked and let them trample all over you (but this goes for any school and not just one in Newham)
I was born in Newham, lived in Plaistow for the beginning part of my childhood. My dad works in Canning town and teaches kids car mechanics. I've not got any stories to tell about his teaching there but I'm sure he's had a few thefts/troubled kids/druggy kids etc but no more than you would get anywhere else.
you get left in Newham General