I can remember a great deal about my school days. Some of these memories are brilliantly funny and keep me inspired. Others are very dark, sad and make my skin crawl with either retained embarrassment, or just fright that I was able to be coerced or manipulated by bullies in my class. There were not the e-education or online learning schemes of today – no means to make up for lost time by singing on to a brilliantly job or subject focused top up educationalk course. This would have made such a difference to someone who wanted to run away and miss maths lessons because of one difficult phase. Sometimes it is difficult to get past the problem of bullying children. In a large school atmosphere, there are of course many types of personality. I have always found e-learning to be very much my style throughout my working years. Worth every moment logged on!
There has been much about education in the press lately. Mostly at the upper end of the equation, if you’ll excuse the pun. The head teachers and management of academies are paying themselves fantastic salaries – treating their jobs the same as any other lucrative money making business. A far cry from the days when I was at school and the head teacher was stern, well learned and a stickler for discipline and good manners. In return our one was fair and a good guide to us all on how to do a job well if you took your educational opportunities seriously and tried your very best. The world was our oyster and we could expect to achieve much, but only if we buckled down and learned everything our tutors wanted to drum into us. this included doing homework and taking responsibility for ourselves and looking out for chums. You get out more when you put in more.