This woman deserves a medal and not the agony of how she was treated. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But that was after five or six weeks during which they tried to break her. Former teacher Leonora Rustamova was sacked from her job at Calder High School, in Mytholmroyd, because she wrote a short novel called Stop! And I am proud of them. Get involved with the news in your community.
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Leonora Rustamova was suspended from her post in January prompting mass demonstrations by pupils and a campaign by parents to have her reinstated. But after a disciplinary hearing, governors have now decided to sack the teacher. Although it is claimed to be all invention, it features five genuine teenage pupils at Calder High School in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire.
The story names several teachers, including real headmaster Stephen Ball, and features pupils missing lessons, stealing phones and setting themselves on fire. One pupil is described as fantasising and flirting with year-old Miss Rustamova, while she says she would do anything for a smile from another. The other suspended teacher, Steve Cann, is believed to be a union representative. Former pupil Travis Downs, 17, one of those featured in the book, said pupils were now allowed to wear badges supporting the teachers on their coats but not on their school uniforms.
Her parents, Christopher and Lois Huck, own a sailing club in Huddersfield. It is understood he took over her class after her suspension. But of the five main characters all of us and our parents were fine with it. We like it. It helped us take school seriously.
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Share via Email Leonora Rustamova at her home in Huddersfield. But when their teacher, Leonora Rustamova , began to write her own stories, based on them and a fictional account of their lives, they were gripped. She wrote what quickly became a book in her own time, at weekends and on holidays, and promised to read them a chapter every Friday afternoon if they got through a week without any of them being excluded. The work "Miss Rusty" was doing to engage troubled and school-phobic year-olds first gained her a promotion. Then dismissal.
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