When I was at school, Summer Term was the best. Easy lessons, relaxed teachers and an abundance of trips, activities, extra curricular opportunities and of course, sports day.
What I never considered though, is the work that goes into each of those events. As a very recent NQT (it’s been a week now) I cannot believe how stressful this term has been. I am pulling my hair out. Piles of work have come flooding my way, day by day, for the last 4-5 weeks. Plus all the extra curricular off-timetable days I have been part of.
On top of this, comes the additional stresses and strains of challenging pupil behaviour, disorganised and incompetent members of staff, and a total and utter lack of communication across the school.
As a result, what I thought was going to be a fun-filled “easy” term – has pretty much turned into my idea of…
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