So have I ever come across antisemitism in my work as a teacher? This short blog post looks at two contrasting examples.
My first school (in my NQT Newly Qualified Teacher year) was an easy school in Orpington. For those who have never ventured to that town where the M25 intersects the A21 in Kent, where Mrs Thatcher failed to win the Tory nomination, and where the Daily Mail outsells all other papers put together, it is a nice place to teach. What some pupils may lack in ability, they make up for in effort. It is an area full of aspirational parents with a solid approach to homework and discipline, so the teachers’ jobs are generally pretty easy.