I knew I was being a fool thinking that a five week half term would fly by. So stressed already, with paperwork all over my room. I’d come up with a great medium term plan for the half term, which we’re already behind on; it’s only been three days. With unscheduled assemblies, long break times, sponsored sports events and headteacher interviews the timetable has been constantly in turmoil. I can’t see how we’re going to fit any substantial learning in. Plus, it’s not been helped by the looming partnership tutor visit. This is someone from Faculty who comes to observe us…like we don’t get watched enough! She’s coming a week late, and to top it off sent a long list of completed paperwork she wants to see. I struggle to see the value in lots of the forms we have to fill in for Faculty, and I’d rather spend my time making good lessons for the children then worrying about completing a calculation/reading impact study. Eurrgh, it’s just all piling up and I don’t like it. I was so knackered at the end of last week, and we only taught for 3 days. I really can’t see how I’m going to stay awake for this upcoming week; and I have to teach maths.
Moan, moan, moan – it’s just one of those days!