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A fresh perspective

I’m back. Blogging, that is. I never went away from supply teaching. But something happened that made me think I needed to reappraise my position and ideas with regard to teaching and following educational policies. I had just described a … Continue reading

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“Madness,” said the dinner party.

Last night I went to a Christmas party where I talked to and mixed with a fantastic group of people who work in widely differing fields. As we ate, drank and talked, we invariably chatted about our working life. We … Continue reading

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This week, I have mostly had neck-ache. I attribute this to the three-week placement I completed last week. As I mentioned, I had to attend all the meetings a contract member of staff would. That meant the weekly staff meeting, … Continue reading

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You want lunch?!

I’ve heard about it, of course, but so far I’ve been lucky enough to escape experiencing it. Until today, at least. Being booked for a day’s cover in an academy isn’t new to me, one school I used to work … Continue reading

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Strike! Strike!

Apparently the teaching unions have announced strike action again. The article states that this is being proposed due to: salary freezes increased pension contributions rising workload performance related pay These are all things that worry teachers today. They’d worry anyone … Continue reading

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