Saturday, 14 September 2013

Two weeks down...

Pausing for breath with a cup of tea on a Saturday morning, two weeks into the new term...

Meanwhile, most of my colleagues are preparing for an Open Day with Saturday school, followed by sport.

It's been a whirlwind return to teaching which is allegedly 'part time' but has been all consuming over the last few weeks as I get used to a whole new set of routines, meet 7 new groups of students, and get to grips with the ICT, school admin system, 'cross-phasing' (teaching lessons in separate buildings which are five minutes brisk walk apart), long(ish) distance commuting four days a week, Friday night duties and computerised prep tracking.
Add to that my son starting Year 7, daughter starting GCSEs and my wife starting a new extra part-time job in a school which was then OFSTEDed this week...
It's as if the last five years never happened.

OK, that huge pile of books is not going to mark itself...

Thanks to all colleagues and Twitter followers who have sent their best wishes and asked how it's going.

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