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April 02, 2011



What a shocking Saturday. Wifey is away, visiting mother-in-law, so I'm home alone putting the finishing touches (ie the last 4000 words) of my Masters assignment together. Played golf this morning, worst score I've shot in 10 years. West Ham capitulated, Chelsea dropped points, I was yearning for a Sri Lankan win in the CWC final after they knocked England out: generally a bad day.

Reflections on the week. Got my Q1-9 assessed and it went pretty well. A good experience for me generally, and I appreciated the positive feedback. Had an awesome lesson obs this week too, despite being a period 5 on a Wednesday with a middle-to-low ability set. Naughty behaviour was dealt with well apparently, so thank you very much Q3b and Q31!

In other news, the new form group thing is weird. I have been assigned to a high ability girls and a high ability boys set, and they just work off their own back, as they would anyway I reckon in their normal forms. I have only heard negative comments from my usual tutees.

I did however have a quality Friday. Morning = year 11 photo, and tutors / associate form tutors were part of it. I did feel a sense of pride and belonging being in the photo, and there was plenty of banter pre-shoot! Us GTP Scientists then had a Chemistry session with Dr Begbie, and I really enjoyed it and found out a few new things, but also discovered that my Chemistry isn't as bad as I feared. In the evening I attended the Head Masters Quiz evening, being brought into a the Six Sick Squids team, who had the notorious reputation of having won it the previous 5 years.... This team from the Science department again proved a formidable bunch, but they required some 'sport' knolwedge and hence my invite. Unfortunately there were no sports rounds, but I feel my contribution was pretty significant overall (most notably in African geography). Out of 22 teams, we finished 2nd, losing to a dirty Maths department team by 2 points. The joker proved to be our downfall, dropping a vital question on the 'Acronyms' round. Damn you SMS!

Anyway, best work a bit more. Bloody Masters!

Steve-o x

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