A bit early in the year to be meeting parents already, but thankfully I survived 'Year 7 at Home' evening which, despite the rather misleading title, was a chance for parents of new year 7 pupils to come into school and "put names to faces". Lots of enthusiastic hand-shaking later, and reassuring parents that in the three weeks I've known their little darlings they seem to be settling in and really aren't doomed to fail, all was over and I could breathe a sigh of relief.
Also conducted my first year 7 assessment today and hauled home a full bag of assessment booklets for some exciting weekend marking. At least we're moving on to poetry next week and I'm looking forward to trying out some of my plans for all-singing all-dancing poetry lessons. Exactly what does depend upon a red wheelbarrow??
Meanwhile, plodding on with the plans and evaluations and meetings, and more plans and more evaluations. This week seems to have gone so much quicker than the last couple have done, but that's probably a good sign that I'm settled at school and getting into a routine. Oh, and it's my first pay day too and that's never a bad thing!