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Secret Teacher: I love teaching, but I'm tired of feeling like a failure

The unrelenting pressure of the job tipped me into depression. After almost 20 years, I’ve realised that it’s just not worth it When I began teaching 18 years ago, I poured everything I had into it. I started at a tough inner-city Manchester school. I ran after-school football and film clubs, and produced Shakespeare plays with 8- to 11-year-olds. I was glad to be observed 10 times in a gruelling five-day Ofsted visit (it was 1998).
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