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LETTER: Why is SJI teacher not making students' welfare his priority?

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The following is a letter from a reader of TISG, Cheng Sai.

I refer to the following article on Singapore-based Englishman Alistair Wood flying back to England just for the weekend to watch a football match in the midst of the school term. (http://www.todayonline.com/sports/oh-ecstasy-sji-teacher-leicester-coronation)
Aside from the fact that a 30-year-old Englishman is an economics teacher at SJI, how did the school deem it appropriate to approve a trip, which Mr Wood himself admits will give him “killer” jet-lag.
What he does in his private time is, of course, private. But surely when there is a high chance of affecting his work and the welfare of his students, this becomes an concern. This is right during a critical time in the school term as well.
Well done to Leicester City on making history, but Mr Wood and SJI must consider his work and students the top priority.
Well done to Leicester City on making history, but Mr Wood and SJI must consider his work and students the top priority.

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