zondag 14 juni 2009

Can’t touch this? Part 1


Head Teacher David Thorley has been convicted of nine charges of sexual touching of pupils. This changed the way male teachers aproach Pupils. Male teachers are afraid to help pupils in distress because of the implications and their career.

The lines between what is appropriate and not appropriate is a thin line. Male Teachers are afraid that contact can be wrongly interperted .

Male teachers want to help children in distress, but think it is best to keep distance. "The most I would do these days is sit next to an upset child - that's it and I'd never ever allow myself to be in a classroom or anywhere else alone with a child." Some teachers are conflicted between being a profesional and a human being. "The most I would do these days is sit next to an upset child - that's it," A male teacher can no longer give comfort. Male teachers are seen les and les in the register of the General Teaching Council.

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