I have had a lovely start back: New year 9 form told another member of staff I was lovely. I heard my new year 10 class saying that they'd learnt more with me in one week than with their last teacher and I made lessons more fun. My new year 12 class has several old year 11's from last year and they said they were glad they had me again. My new year 7 class told me they'd really enjoyed their homework. Some of the old members of my form came to chat to me and said though they liked their new form teachers they didn't 'talk' with them like I did. A year 11 who I had a bit of a run in with last year secretly put a present on my desk (I though it was lost property though until her head of year told me!) And I am constantly warmed by the friendliness and lack of cliques in our staffroom. Everyday I go to the staffroom for lunch and have a really good laugh with such a range of people! This is such a lovely thread; even though many aspects of our schools annoy us it is good to get some perspective!