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Love Learning by Debra Kidd

Next week marks the start of a new reality TV programme about teaching, focusing on the lives of some Teach First graduates as they embark on their new career, which is now being recognised in the wider media as a tough job. Perhaps this perception is one of the biggest triumphs of Teach First – as the largest recruiter of graduates from Oxbridge, there seems to have been a slight shift in perception away from ‘teachers as dossers’ to a ‘warriors on the frontline’ mentality in the middle class population as a whole. Maybe when your baby leaves university to become a teacher you start to reframe your view of the profession.

When I graduated and became a teacher, I found that a great many of my fellow teachers were also the first in their families to have ever attended university. For us, teachers were the only graduates we had…

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