I have written a piece about education in the UK and why I have decided not to go into teaching. I believe my perspective is very closely aligned with the principles of humanism so I thought you guys would be interested.
https://thebraindumpsite.wordpress.com/ ... a-teacher/
Hope you're all well
Can I respectfully point out that there is no such thing as 'UK' education? I would suggest you search for 'Curriculum for Excellence' and read about it. This uniquely Scottish approach was not constructed by ignorant Tory ministers on the back of a fag packet but by clever and dedicated educationalists, many of them practicing teachers, who had the good of children and society in mind, in broad consultation so they were more likely to get it right. It's not perfect, but it is better in keeping with the needs of children than you would normally find.
Have a look, and you may have your eyes opened about the nature of the UK. It's not one nation.
I wrote that piece over a year ago when I had only just finished my training. I was venting to some extent. The gist of what I say there is still accurate for where i'm at now, but i'm wanting to work perhaps more as an intervention officer or in a pupil referral unit.