January 8

Yesterday I Resigned from my Teaching Job ..

I resigned from school yesterday.

It is now official, my last day at work will be the final day of term in July.

I have decided that 2019 is the year when I no longer compromise in my professional life.

I no longer want to put my health at risk for a school whose systems don’t support teachers in classrooms.

I no longer accept being put under stupid amounts of pressure, to achieve targets handed down by privately educated politicians – who have never seen an inner city school.

And I no longer want to tacitly support a system which believes that an overwhelmingly academic curriculum benefits students’ long-term development.

Many of my students leave school thinking they can’t learn, precisely because of the system which is supposed to help them.

I feel like a weight has been lifted from me.

Whether that will be the case in September when either my business will have grown to replace my job – or I will be working on supply, remains to be seen!

But I have learned in life that sometimes you need to take the next step, so that the path in front of you can reveal itself.

I am a 46 year old father to a 4 year old daughter – and my life is too important to spend stressed out by a system which I don’t believe benefits students, or those that teach them.

Enough is enough.

I hope your first week back was a good one (..and was less eventful than mine!)

Enjoy your weekend,

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About the author 

James Anthony

After teaching for 20 years in the UK, I now help Schools, Universities, and Entrepreneurs to create and deliver transformational online learning. I also work with educators across the world helping them use their skills in new ways - to live happier healthier lives.


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