Secret Teacher: multi-academy trusts want machines not mentors | admin

Teachers are being told to ‘just stick to the script’ like staff in a call centre. Is this really how we want children to learn?

Ask anyone about their favourite teacher and they will, more often than not, describe the rogue teacher – the teacher who seemed to tear up the rulebook and teach the way that best suited them. They were strong personalities who left a lasting impression on you and taught you as much about the world as they did about their own subject area.

Inspirational teachers from famous films all seem to fit this model: Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society, Michelle…

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