Stop Don’t Read This has 37 ratings and 5 reviews. Book Wasp said: I read this over and over again, whenever my faith in the world starts to fade. This s. Leonora Rustamova was a passionate and popular teacher for more than ten years, and then she wrote a story that got her sacked. Leonora Rustamova wrote a book for six teenagers. The students were at risk of being excluded but Leonora managed to keep them in school until after they.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nov 30, Gretel rated it liked it Shelves: It hit the UK news and tongues were waggling. Dec 15, Rayen Khaldi rated it it was amazing.

Amy rated it it was amazing Nov 02, I used to dread Thursday and Friday, when I had to take them. Raquel rated it liked it Jun 12, No trivia or quizzes yet. So this is hard. To ask other readers questions about Stop Don’t Read Thisplease sign up.

Stop Don’t Read This

Children and teenagers Schools features. Janelle Sterling-George rated it it was amazing Feb 10, I still feel as though I am in some kind of dual reality,” she told the Observer. After 11 years as a teacher at Calder high school in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, Rustamova was sacked when the book was made available on the internet, a decision upheld by an industrial tribunal in Leeds that threw out her claim for unfair dismissal by a majority decision of two to one.

It named the school, although the rest of the content was fictional. Rustamova had lost her job, her career, and, during the investigation into her conduct, she was banned from talking to anyone from the school or its community, which included many of her friends.


This woman deserves a medal and not the agony of how she was treated. In all the time I had been at the school no teacher had been suspended.

But when their teacher, Leonora Rustamovabegan to write her own stories, based on them and a fictional account of their lives, they were gripped. One is in work, one is between jobs.

But the head, the governors and the local authority were deeply concerned about the appropriateness of Rustamova’s actions and a disciplinary hearing ended with her dismissal in May for “reckless disregard for confidentiality and child safeguarding issues”. They suggested I write a story about them. Former teacher Leonora Ruxtamova was sacked from her job at Calder High School, in Mytholmroyd, because she wrote a short novel called Stop!

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It reminded me of all those Boot Camp TV programmes in which troubled teenagers are rustamovva respect by adults who have been through the mill and, in turn, learn to be discipined, self-respecting and considerate to ,eonora. To this day it amazes me, I was getting little notes and even a squashed piece of child’s birthday cake arrived one day. Sarah rustamkva it it was amazing Sep 07, Ella Williamson rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Former teacher Leonora Rustamova with her short novel Stop!

Tustamova rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Ben rated it it was amazing Jan 03, And I am proud of them. Maddie rated it liked it May 19, I regret my career coming crashing down. Asian Life Mag Digital Magazine. The school’s headteacher, Stephen Ball, who had at first described the project as a “triumph”, wrote her a note after reading the first four chapters that stated: I read this over and over again, whenever my faith in the world starts to fade.

Laura Roberts rated it it was amazing Aug 24, Cherise Stone rated it liked it Mar 19, Steven C Townley rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Candace rusfamova it really liked it Feb 25, A hard lesson for Leonara. Was her sacking the right decision? I regret the mistake that allowed the book to end up on the website briefly.


The boys and their families were delighted; one parent told her it russtamova the first book her son had read to the end. Alexandra rated it it was amazing Jun 03, Get involved with the news in your community. But that was after five or six weeks during which they tried to break her.

I was just dazed,” she said. 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.

But all I see is five fantastic young people who learned from their experiences, who have given their consent to that book being properly published and who are proud of what they achieved. Don’t Read This contains the story she wrote featuring her students and her own commentary.

Leonora Rustamova Books – Biography and List of Works – Author of ‘Stop Don’t Read This’

This should ruustamova required reading, put it on the curriculum. Show 25 25 50 All. Open Preview See a Problem? AutoAiming ScuFaiming rated it it was amazing Sep 09, Pupils at Calder high organised a protest and a campaign against the decision to sack her, her “commie boys” defended her on radio and in the local newspaper, while other teachers also came to her defence.