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Schools like factories

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Issue 1760

Schools like factories

A SURVEY in the Times Education Supplement has found teachers, especially newly qualified staff, are leaving the profession in record numbers.

The main reason was “because schools are becoming results factories, where heads insist targets are met regardless of the human cost”.

The obsession with league tables, arbitrary targets and lack of support for proper teaching are demoralising people who trained as teachers hoping to help children learn.

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