A CHESHIRE author is signing copies of her new motivational book in Ellesmere Port.
Eilidh Milnes, who used to work in education, is launching Love your Life…Survive the System at Borders Books on Saturday, August 16, from 12–2pm.
She says a staggering number of people who train to be teachers never take up teaching posts and the figure is increasing year on year. And of those who do persevere and enter the profession, many thousands are no longer working as teachers.
In 2000, 2,100 teachers who qualified never taught in schools. In 2005 the figure increased by almost 400% to 7,900.
Teaching is one of the most demanding occupations and it’s clear that our teachers are feeling the pressure. But help is at hand with a new book that's just been launched.
For eight years, Eilidh was the external trainer for Cheshire Constabulary working with schools.
Her specialist topic was how to deal with conflict and difficult situations. She worked with most of the schools in Ellesmere Port and the Wirral.
In the words of the police: “Eilidh undertook some 600 presentations on our behalf…. She made real difference with the 15,000 people she has delivered to over the past seven years.”
Driven by her passion for teaching, she wants her book to give teachers the strength and encouragement to realise their value and regain pride in their profession.
Everyone says teaching standards are falling, but no one does anything about it. And every year, more and more talented and dedicated teachers give up their struggle and turn their backs on the profession.
- In a separate event, master of thrillers, bestselling crime writer Peter Robinson will be in Borders Books, The Coliseum, on Wednesday, August 13 at 4pm to sign the latest installment to his Inspector Banks series All the Colours of Darkness.
In this exciting new novel, DCI Banks finds himself plunged into a shadow-world where nothing is what it seems, and where murder is seen as the solution to a problem.