For a few reason's I'm going to take a blogging break for a few weeks:
I've injured my finger at touch!
Also, as always, here are my goals:
To make time for my mental and physical health.
To carry out all my roles (teacher, HSA director and Across Schools CoL) to the best of my ability.
To support staff wellbeing.
To actively maintain a positive personal outlook.
It's nearing the end of Term 2 and it's always the most stressful term for me. In Term 2 I try to run a lot of internals for my seniors, and they sort of.. aren't feeling the pressure or any sense of urgency just yet. I take on board most of the stress! In Term 3 they realize it's crunch time and that it's basically their last term at school - it's the best time to teach exams because they see impending value in their learning - even if it IS just high-stake exams.
Term 2 means LOTS of feedback and marking, practice practicals, moderation, and I'm feeling a little snowed under. Pausing my weekly blog for a few weeks will give me extra minutes back to try and do the core of my roles!
I'll keep chipping away at my interviews of last Year's Y8 teachers (probably voice-recording interviews as holding a pen is a little tricky at the mo) and will start to analyse their answers soon.
See you in a few weeks.