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Disillusioned headteacher quits after more than 20 years

A headteacher is quitting the profession after 23 years over claims schools are now "factory farming" children and failing to prepare them properly for a successful future. In her resignation letter, Kit Messenger, of Manor Field Primary School in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, criticised the "progressively fragmented educational system".

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Head quits teaching and blames Government 'red tape'

A primary school head has quit teaching after more than 20 years - blaming Government red tape for leaving her feeling frustrated and unhappy.

Kit Messenger, Head of Manor Field Primary School at Burgess Hill in Sussex, has sent her resignation letter to parents. In the document, she says the pressure to turn schools into academies and the focus on some subjects is leaving children poorly prepared for the future.

The school's governors say they support her decision, and that she will leave this summer. Parents have said their children will miss her. In the video the headteacher explains her reasons.

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