I'm not often compelled to write about something, especially a TV programme but last night's Educating Yorkshire on Channel 4 moved me to do just that. I have loved this series, which has sadly come to an end and Educating Essex before that. I think every individual who moans about teachers and 'how they have it easy' should be made to watch it.
I was moved to tears by the work of Mr Burton last night - the dedication, time and support he showed Musharaf to help him achieve a level C in English was faultless.
Musharaf suffers with a severe stammer which severely affected him and his chances of achieving a level C in English. Mr Burton worked tirelessly with him, as did the whole school but when the 'lightbulb' moment hit, the moment when Musharaf was able to speak fluently with the aid of music, the look of sheer delight on Mr Burton's face was priceless.
Let's not also forget last weeks episode and Mr Steer, who again did more than was expected to ensure all of those he taught, did the absolute best they could do.
Head Teacher - Mr Mitchell
If you have no idea what I'm going on about , then catch up *HERE*. Last night's episode was truly inspiring. Teacher's should be praised far more for the fabulous work they do. Yes, there are a few that aren't the best. Yes, there are a few that go in, do the job and go home. BUT the vast majority are like Mr Burton and Mr Steer, who do their up most for the children or 'young adults' in their care.
It makes me cross when I hear people complain about Teachers and what an easy life they have, with all the holidays they get - if it's so easy, I think those that complain should be one!