Year 7 and Year 8 students have been proving time after time, over the past couple of months, that they are not old enough to be in secondary school. There’s been tears, fights, hitting, shouting, screaming. And I’d had enough. So on Monday, after a day that left me feeling like shit. I decided … More Time to be a bitch.
I have delayed posting this blog, mainly because I didn’t want to bring down the Christmas traditionalists with my views but I’ve just got to get this off my chest. And you don’t care now anyway, secretly you are glad Christmas is over, if it went on any longer you might have had a food … More Scrooge the sellout
Today I was reminded, for the first time, in a long time, of just how vulnerable we teachers are. A kid can say whatever they want about you, make up any old crap and make an official complaint that must be investigated, that casts aspersions on your character and professionalism, all because you pissed … More Lying kids
I am on a one woman crusade to cut the bullshit from teacher speak. Let’s stop trying to make ourselves so self important and turning every three word phrase into an acronym. I am normal, ok? I sit in meetings, clawing my eyes out with frustration at the pretension and bollocks being emitted from … More Teacher speak; time to cut the crap
The past term has been a whirlwind of deadlines, planning and excitement, all rolled into one. The first thing that I need to make you all aware of though, is that – despite being shattered and barely able to catch my breath – teaching is still 100% what I want to do. Which obviously, … More Grow up and then we can talk.
I am absolutely loving being a tutor again this year and never more so than today. It was personal statement time and probably the most time we have spent together, uninterrupted, since the beginning of term. They had said they were struggling to write it so I made them a template and went around … More To be or not to be?
Woah. I can’t catch a break at the moment. I feel like I’ve never been this busy in my entire life – it’s a never ending cycle of eat, teach, sleep, repeat. Of course, not forgetting the additional CPD, data, marking, after school clubs, parents’ evenings, crying kids, ringing parents and planning. It’s amazing … More I don’t have the time!