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June 26, 2011

Living for the Weekend! Top tune Hard Fi

What a decent few days!

Friday was a quality day. Taught a couple of nice lessons, including a class I hadn't met before. A top set year 9, and it was my first experience of a top set at Myton. Pleasure! Courteous, intelligent, polite, inquisitive. Must be boring to teach that all the time. Year 12s are going nicely with the year 13 stuff I am teaching them (medical imaging), and overall a good day. I was also one of 5 members of staff in the science department (out of more than 20) to work a 5 day working week. Still yet to have a day off for anything other than GTP commitments which I had to have off. Illness yet to strike!

I did leave my phone in the classroom I taught in the final lesson Friday, which was discovered by another teacher. She then rang a few people to let them know I didn't have my phone, including wifey. Wifey was a little perturbed a woman was speaking on my phone to her! :-)

Year 11 prom was class, and it was a really good night all round despite the weather. And string in the beef! Will possibly be the last time I see a lot of my form ever again, which is a little sad, and I guess it is something I will have to get used to as students come and go. but 11M and 11Y will always be my first form groups, and I only have fond memories!

And from the prom and getting in at 2am, to a majestic performance on the golf course yesterday at Brocton Hall. Must win match for North Warwickshire GC in the West Mids scratch league, and we pulled it off 4.5-3.5, and I am not going to lie, I played pretty mint. And I love that!

Learnin walks from Leadership Team start in science this week, any lesson, any time, so busy writing lesson plans to make myself look organised! 2 of my three lessons tomorrow are controlled assessments (in a way), so not a lot I can do really.

4 weeks left, and that'll be year 1 done.


March 01, 2011

Super duper

The terror has been obviously apparent throughout half term. The dread of yet more dismal failure, the accumulation of another poor grade, the judging, the fall out, the crisis in confidence.

Yep, the first week back after half term was ear marked as 'senior leadership learning walk week for year 11 tutors'...... I am an associate form tutor to two lovely groups, though I am first to admit there are some tricky customers in both. I do really enjoy form time; they are always entertaining and a bright way to start the day. there is one group in particular who do push their luck with the form tutor, and unfortunately this was picked up on during the last learning walk, where the gradings given were less than complimentary. With my other group, the gradings were so-so; goods and satisfactories.

Well I've just read the head teacher's bulletin, who describes his learning walk yesterday as a privilege and used words consecutively such as 'tutors were outstanding', 'excellent relationships' and 'positive ethos'.

One quick press of 'print' and I have introduced said bits of paper to Mr Q1 and Q2. I hope they become well acquainted.

A-Level teaching today. Boom!


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