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 7-9 year olds. I have worked for two years with 6-7 years, 1 year with 7-9 and now I’m returning to my favourite age! 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!
Well… I got the courage to speak to my head teacher about the career progression. I can’t talk about it too much yet as she took my information to look through. So hopefully I’ll find out more this week. Goodness knows why I was so worried. I really didn’t need to be. All she can say is no. My world wouldn’t crash down and I’d still be doing what I love.
This week has been a bit of an odd one. We’ve had some standardised testing down in the lower part of the school. It was such a relief to not be a part of it. I’ve done it for 2 years and it’s so stressful for the teachers. The children are made to feel so relaxed that it’s often not a stressful experience for them, but the pressure for the teachers is crazy. I’m not sure why we do it to such young children. A score does not make a person.
The week coming up includes some more testing, this time for our oldest children (Joy of joy!) However, it’s my last week on schedule for this half term. After this week we’re having an outdoor week which I LOVE. I can’t believe there’s only ten more working days until a break. Then I’m onto the final month or so with my cherubs!