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Schools are not simple places

Schools are not simple places

‘Schools are complex communities.  They aren’t a business, we don’t have clients or customers and a product, we have people. People with all their ups and downs, their hopes and fears, their bad days and good days.  We have teachers who are great but human and get ill, or inspiring, or now again we teachers also have a lot to manage in our lives and despite this I am working hard trying to develop curiosity.  We have children who want to learn and some who don’t, we have some who have chaotic lives at home and school presents a consistency and hope.  We have some pupils who have very, very difficult times at home.’  John Dexter, deputy head of Trinity Catholic school, Nottingham

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