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Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by SineField, Jan 8, 2020.
(I'll start us off!)
Heard someone say, 'I really regret giving up teaching.'
No. I have heard many say, "I wish I had not started teaching."
We make sure a fully qualified teacher is always in every class
My SLT are really supportive regarding work-life balance.
‘I really love waiting for the early morning call for a day’s Supply work’
'I miss being a teacher'.
However, I hear others (and myself) saying something along the lines of 'those are some years I'll never EVER get back'.
Heard anyone say “ We”ll pay you above above scale”
Haven’t heard “Of course well pay you in line with scale”for many a long year...
Never have I ever finished a day's work in any school in any capacity whatsoever and said "hurrah! Now for the gym!"
wow, youre the most professional and fair senior leadership team ive ever come across, and ive worked in a lot of schools, all of them led by very fair and professional senior leadership.
Ha ha, im laughing to myself. this time last year i was in a right down and confused state of mind having been let down at the last minute by a school that had spent weeks before christmas telling me they wanted me after christmas. imagine that! and the similar thing happened september, was promised 4 weeks and released after 2. utter shoot bags! i see it now as my saving! the christmas holidays spent nice and relaxed knowing i didnt have to go to work and as well as that, no money wounds to lick. no sitting there going oh no ive spent so much money and its ages till pay day... i dint have it to spend so its been fantastic!
its a wonderful feeling. when i left supply 2 and a half years back i thought i wasnt going back, after having had some geezer tell petty lies about me (geezer writes for the tes, utter slime ball, is up to something, but i couldnt say what, just that my intuition tells me the geezer is a sinister slime ball...folks who run telling tales only do so to get in their first and build up the barrier of defence for themselves . snakey types) yeah, thought i wouldnt go back. then i needed money and well, everything seemed a bit worse. its writtten on my face i think now, my utter contempt for the way these places operate . its just written on my face,
We know it's a "Training day" (Baker Day) please feel free to get on with any work you need to do as we won't be holding any meetings (with card sorts). If it helps you can also work from home today and this is how we will arrange BaKer Days in future. You can, if you wish, apply for funding to attend any training you might wish to do on one of these days and we will do our best to see you can do it.
Well......my HT said
You deserve a pay rise for all the extra work you have been doing.
So I got one.
Do you know what, during 11 years at a nightmare school hitting the gym after work was the only thing that kept me sane!
To quote the great Henry Rollins:
The Iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found. There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength. Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it’s impossible to turn back.
The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total *******. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.
Never have I ever (as supply) wished I was staying late for that twilight cpd!
I get you.
After any one day at any particular nightmare school the only thing that keeps me sane is hitting the gin.
So near but so far.
Been there too unfortunately!
At a CPD session, to hear a speaker say, "What i going to tell you is based on evidence, collected from many, independent sources, and peer-reviewed, a summary of which i will pass among you, as a hand out."