Every Sunday (hopefully) I shall be posting a personal post about my life as a primary school teacher. I currently work at a primary school teaching 6-7 year olds. My training posts on this subject were really successful and so therapeutic for me, therefore I’ve decided to continue posting on the topic. I will not be naming any children, or the school where I work. If personal posts aren’t your thing then feel free to skip these posts. I won’t mind! Bookish goodness returns as normal Monday-Saturday!
This week has been a mixed bag of emotions. On the one hand it’s been incredibly successful with some great results considering that it is my first year of teaching. On the other hand, I’ve realised just how dishonest some teachers can be and it has been a little disheartening. It seems like there’s a lot of playing the system to get the results expected. Perhaps I’m a little naive. I pride myself on being honest. If some children aren’t going to make their age related expectations…I say. I truly believe that it’s better to be honest about it, so their next teacher doesn’t get a shock!
Just this week, I’ve heard of teachers heavily supporting children with supposedly independent work. They do this so that their children make it. How can this happen? Speaking to other new teachers, it’s happening in so many schools. I understand that teachers are under extreme pressure to perform, but I honestly don’t think this is the way forward. How does it help that child?
I’m hoping to feel less disillusioned soon. Surely something has to change?