Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Staffroom Stereotypes - Which Type Are You?: News

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Staffroom Stereotypes - Which Type Are You?: News

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Professional development is a journey of self-discovery. To help you along the way, TES is offering an ever so slightly tongue-in-cheek series of questions that will uncover who you really are. Supportive colleague or anxious newbie? Passionate part-timer or management material? Log on to www.tesconnect.com/quiz to find out the truth.

But before you bare your soul, do you recognise this star of the staffroom?

Golden Graeme

Golden Graeme freewheels through the school gates on his bike, satchel slung in maverick fashion over his back, and dismounts to stretch, Adonis- like, towards the early sun.

Twelve dinner ladies - and Carlos from ICT - press their noses against the inside of the canteen windows, drooling.

Both cerebral and physical, "our Gray", as he's known, splits his timetable between physical education and the rigours of academia. Beta males can only look on in envy at the manly gear from The North Face, the scholarly specs that are replaced by wraparound sunglasses during those loping lunchtime runs with the sixth-form jocks, the easy banter with... well, with everybody. …

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