Teaching is not only an opportunity to develop children with vital skills and information but also an opportunity to allow them to become lifelong learners and maintain or regain that curiosity with which they were born. Teachers widen the world view of pupils and allow them to discover and engage with experiences far beyond the simple knowledge, grammar or figures they have to learn.
So give all teachers the chance to give all children the chance.
Give us a chance to do this, without the politics and without the so-called ‘experts’ dictating on issues they have little understanding of.
That is our wish for 2018. For the benefit of all our futures.