READER REPORT:

Why do I teach? I'd do it with no pay

ASHLEY WOOFE
Last updated 05:00 09/02/2013

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I am a secondary school teacher in a low socio-economic area that is regularly looked on in horror, but I absolutely love my job.

I love coming to work in the morning and enjoy the challenges I face every day with these kids.

It is rewarding to see children who haven't had any belief instilled in them from childhood, succeed. They just need someone to stand behind them.

The kids I deal with want something better than their parents have and work their butts off to change their circumstances. They mostly have hearts of gold and are wonderfully supportive of my role.

This is the reason the Government and Novopay know they can take advantage of us. I could not leave my kids if I wanted to. I will suffer no pay to be here with them and make a difference in their lives.


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