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Sunday, January 21, 2007

New Term

Ahh, the new term is upon us and has been for 2 weeks now - so how does it feel? After the hell of the first week where everyone (including the pupils) is still finding their rhythm again (despite in my case a pile of personal baggage - in every sense of the word - pummeling me) it almost feels good to be back. This teaching lark seems easier with a term under my belt, the confidence is oozing out and I feel so much more assured. Then it hits you - 2 parents evenings to prepare for and attend, a pile of reports waiting, a new profile for entry to complete, a prelim exam to create, the starting of revision classes for 4th and 5th year, the resumption of the CPD course for NQTs, folio tasks, the build up of fixtures for the sports team as a result of the weather, a plethora of meetings ranging from DMs to Working Groups, staff in-services to attend and the old constant of actually teaching through all this. This all being in the first 2 weeks by the way. Good to be back?

Oh yeah, I almost forgot about the obligatory bugs and ailments going around any educational establishment at this time of year, not a place for the infirm, that's all I can say.


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