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18 Teachers Who Are Savagely Unimpressed With The Idea Of A Teacher Oath

"I swear not to have a life outside work. Who needs a social life or sleep?"

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The shadow education secretary, Tristram Hunt, wants teachers to take an oath "to help elevate the status of the profession." Unsurprisingly, teachers took to Twitter to rally against the idea.

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Walk into any staff room nowadays and I'm sure you'll hear lots of oaths. #teacheroath

peter boughton@wingsoftoastFollow

Walk into any staff room nowadays and I'm sure you'll hear lots of oaths. #teacheroath

12:07 PM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I promise to nod sagely at every new and time consuming initiative that will undoubtably be reversed in 18 months time. #TeacherOath

Peter Smith@Redpeter99Follow

I promise to nod sagely at every new and time consuming initiative that will undoubtably be reversed in 18 months time. #TeacherOath

11:30 AM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Is #teacheroath a real policy? Patronising gimmick which does nothing to raise standards or relieve pressure on teachers.

Alex White@AlexWhiteUKFollow

Is #teacheroath a real policy? Patronising gimmick which does nothing to raise standards or relieve pressure on teachers.

11:34 AM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#teacheroath i solemnly swear follow any education policy dreamt up by whichever government happens to be in power

Kate Farnworth@kate_farnworthFollow

#teacheroath i solemnly swear follow any education policy dreamt up by whichever government happens to be in power

12:37 PM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I swear that I will admonish students to eat their lunch while forgoing my own for meetings. #teacheroath

Mr Mike Stuchbery@MrStuchberyFollow

I swear that I will admonish students to eat their lunch while forgoing my own for meetings. #teacheroath

9:59 AM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I pledge to deliver a new GCSE specification in Sept when the politicians sent me the final copy on July 13th #teacheroath

James Hobson@jamesdhobsonFollow

I pledge to deliver a new GCSE specification in Sept when the politicians sent me the final copy on July 13th #teacheroath

9:31 AM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I hereby solemnly swear to stay at the table and eat all of my Sunday lunch before bed time #teacheroath

mike cox@mikecox123Follow

I hereby solemnly swear to stay at the table and eat all of my Sunday lunch before bed time #teacheroath

12:33 PM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Mr Hunt, my #teacheroath to you is unprintable.

Paul Hood@hood1960Follow

Mr Hunt, my #teacheroath to you is unprintable.

11:13 AM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Forget emphasizing the "moral calling and the noble profession of teaching" with an oath. Pay it the salary it deserves. #TeacherOath

Mary-Anne Boermans@wotchersFollow

Forget emphasizing the "moral calling and the noble profession of teaching" with an oath. Pay it the salary it deserves. #TeacherOath

11:04 AM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I pledge to work with children in a school never properly clean because it uses overworked and underpaid cleaners #teacheroath

James Hobson@jamesdhobsonFollow

I pledge to work with children in a school never properly clean because it uses overworked and underpaid cleaners #teacheroath

9:29 AM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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