I’ve been teaching for a long time now, longer than the probationer has been alive, but every year teachers get more and more tired and it isn’t because I’m too old. We’ve been back six days and already there has been tears from people with too much on their plate and too many students who need the teacher’s time if they are to do their best: time we don’t really have.
To the teachers who work hard all year, and often don’t have time to even go to the loo or eat dinner or grab a bite to eat I say…. this one is for you
To those who chose the school holiday dates I say…..
Please take careful note to monitor the sickness and stress rate of your staff. Teaching is not a 09:00-15:30 job! You need to take care of the workforce and put their interest at heart.