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Expectations as a Head of Year

Discussion in 'Behaviour' started by BuryFCA1, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. BuryFCA1

    BuryFCA1 New commenter

    I have been covering as a head of year recently due to an illness and the original head of year's return is due anytime. The pupils in the year are moaning about the return of the new HoY and saying that they all prefer me and like me and that they want to start a petition and keep me. In an inner city school I cant quite work out if this is a good or bad thing.
    On one hand it is good that the kids like me and feel safe with me if you interpret it this way or can it be interpreted as a bad thing in the fact that maybe they dont see me as a strict disciplinarian possibly like the returning HoY. Some people might say I let them get away with things when clearly this is not true. I cant work out how to take it! Help please?
     
  2. BuryFCA1

    BuryFCA1 New commenter

    I have been covering as a head of year recently due to an illness and the original head of year's return is due anytime. The pupils in the year are moaning about the return of the new HoY and saying that they all prefer me and like me and that they want to start a petition and keep me. In an inner city school I cant quite work out if this is a good or bad thing.
    On one hand it is good that the kids like me and feel safe with me if you interpret it this way or can it be interpreted as a bad thing in the fact that maybe they dont see me as a strict disciplinarian possibly like the returning HoY. Some people might say I let them get away with things when clearly this is not true. I cant work out how to take it! Help please?
     
  3. bigkid

    bigkid New commenter

    Ask bright, sensible pupils why they want to keep you perhaps. Ask the same bright,sensible pupils to speculate why the less scholarly members of their peer group might prefer you.
    Ask some of your colleagues for feedback too
     

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