Are you a ‘moany’ teacher?

Do teachers moan too much? Dr Bernard Trafford says it is too easy to brand our profession as one of cynics and moaners

Teachers are too “moany”: that’s the view of Heath Monk, executive director of the King Edward VI Foundation in Birmingham. The former English teacher told the TES: “I got a bit sick of teachers, actually. I love teaching but I think teachers can sometimes be maybe not as appreciative of how good their job is. They are quite moany places, staffrooms. And also quite political, with a small p, and cynical.”

Feeling like that, perhaps he was right to get out of school, becoming a civil servant in 2000. He joined the King Edward VI Foundation as its first executive director in 2016.

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