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by | 8th, December 2005

‘CAN there be anything more terrible than attending a school where one or more of your parents teach?

‘And this is me and yer mother, Mr Tomkins, conducting a biology practical in 1967’

We have long believed not. To have biology teacher mum talk about the human reproductive system in front of you and your teenage classmates must be mortifying.

So spare a thought for the pupils at Wedmore First School in Somerset. As the Express reports (“School is so poor the parents have to teach”), the school’s budget is such that no additional teachers can be paid for.

And more teaching staff are needed. As the Express explains, Government policy means teachers have to spend more time planning lessons and marking papers.

And while miss and sir are doing the paperwork, they’re not teaching the children. But the school has no spare cash for more staff.

As headteacher

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