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Do you work in a school...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by bizent, May 9, 2012.

  1. bizent

    bizent Star commenter

    ...where the SLT are in touch with what is going on, have empathy, appreciate how tough it can be at the "chalkface" and offer a positive solution to something rather than constantly point out what they perceive to be wrong?

     
  2. bizent

    bizent Star commenter

    ...where the SLT are in touch with what is going on, have empathy, appreciate how tough it can be at the "chalkface" and offer a positive solution to something rather than constantly point out what they perceive to be wrong?

     
  3. No. And I don't know anyone who does. Isn't that blinking depressing.
     
  4. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

  5. paulie86

    paulie86 New commenter

    Yes actually at my new school! However it closes this year! [​IMG]
     
  6. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    No, not just now, but I have worked in schools where there was a much more supportive ethos for staff.
     
  7. langteacher

    langteacher Occasional commenter

  8. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I might add that the other 'chalkface workers' are equally unsupportive, cold and unhelpful (in my current school)
     
  9. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Yes.
     
  10. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    i do, but that's due to people who do the job properly are now in charge.
     
  11. Do you work where I work?!
     
  12. anon8315

    anon8315 Established commenter

    I do and as a result it isn't all that tough at the chalkface - the kids behave because our SLT are "well scary!" [​IMG] (They aren't really!)
    I've worked in schools where it's a nightmare though and it's awful.
    *raises a glass to kind and supportive Heads and SLT everywhere*
     
  13. Jammy-Dodger

    Jammy-Dodger New commenter

    Yes, I do! (sorry).
     
  14. I do too!
    It's still hard work, but it's worth getting up in the mornings for...
     
  15. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Yes [​IMG]
    And I love it!

     
  16. HA HA HA HA HA
     
  17. lardylegs

    lardylegs Occasional commenter

    Snortle.
     
  18. of the 7 heads I worked for, three were aware of how hard it was to be a good classroom teacher, but I think the trend is towards high-handed leadership distanced from those who haven't made it to the executive suite. And I echo the post above because , even more disappointingly, fellow classroom teachers seem less supportive and more unsympathetic to colleagues than they have ever been, especially the young and ambitious, who seem more ruthless and lacking in humanity than ever.
     
  19. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    Yes I do - which will be why my school is a good school with outstanding features, unlike the previous dump which was plundering into special measures. I do believe that this is one of many things that go towards ensuring a school is successful, cohesive and happy.
     
  20. bizent

    bizent Star commenter

    so is mine!
     

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