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My teaching dream destroyed - Jem Clarke

Regulars | By Jem Clarke

I was all set for a glorious third act in life – until I had a row about parking spaces with the headmaster, claims Jem Clarke

Jem Clarke is in his very, very early fifties, is five foot zero inches tall and has never left the family home in Cleethorpes, which he still shares with his parents… As I reassure my parents, constantly, an unsuccessful job interview is always a useful experience – if you learn something. After having my worst-ever job interview on the hottest day of the year, I learnt that my summer-interview wardrobe isn’t climate-emergency ready. I also learnt that an entry-level job in education – as a teaching assistant – is hard to come by if the superhead interviewing you is a rotter. ...

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