Last year Prince Harry said that teachers go beyond text books and this year public attitudes.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-39049088/prince-harry-best-teachers-go-beyond-text-books

This year the Global Teacher Status Index for 2018 put the status of UK teachers below those of Malaysia, China and Greece.

Could the two be linked? When celebrities or those without domain knowledge publicise their interpretation of what teaching should be they degrade the profession. When added to the pressure the government puts on teachers to expand their role into mental health, and do more than less it seems the outcome is self-evident.

 

BBC video:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-39049088/prince-harry-best-teachers-go-beyond-text-books

Varkey foundation

https://www.varkeyfoundation.org/media/4853/gts-index-9-11-2018.pdf

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