SCHOOL staff shortages forced a PE teacher to pretend he’s read Jane Eyre, it has emerged.
31-year-old PE teacher Wayne Hayes, whose only interest in life is rugby, was strong-armed into teaching an English GCSE class purely because no other human was available.
Hayes said: “So… Jane Eyre everyone. I would describe it as a classic.
“What do we reckon? It’s good stuff, isn’t it? Any thoughts? At all?”
As it emerged that none of the students had bothered to read the book, Hayes quickly consulted the back cover to discover that Jane Eyre is an orphan who falls in love with someone called Mr Rochester.
Hayes said: “I’d like everyone to imagine being an orphan. I bet it’s pretty bad.
“For anyone who doesn’t know, being an orphan is when you’ve only got one parent.
“Let’s write 500 words on that, and if that takes less than an hour just write some more words.”
Wayne Hayes later admitted that the only book he’s ever voluntarily read is a biography of England rugby coach Clive Woodward, titled Clive Woodward: The Biography.