A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- My very needy class

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 Lower Key Stage 2. 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 completely full on. I really feel like I’ve cracked behaviour issues now. Whilst my class aren’t perfectly behaved (at least they keep me on my toes!) in the main part they behave well. They’re really starting to behave for others now which I’m pleased about. It’s taken me a lot longer with this class, but to be honest- they are incredibly challenging and I have some very needy/vulnerable children this year.

Dealing with emotional/vulnerable children, well, I think that’s one thing they don’t really teach you when you’re doing your teacher training. They mention it of course, but I don’t feel I was quite prepared for how much vulnerable children affect your own emotions. I’ve been dealing with one girl since last year who comes from a very vulnerable household (I won’t go into details) her home problems have really affected me. I find myself thinking about her at the weekend- wondering how she’s doing. I’m hoping with time it gets easier and I’ll learn to grow thicker skin. She’s not the only one in my class with problems- it’s draining my energy, that’s for sure.

I have one more week to go before a week off! It feels like it’s been a very long term for far, therefore I’m looking forward to having a break!

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