Poor Mr Steer

(27 Posts)
17leftfeet Thu 10-Oct-13 21:46:17

How is he still at work?

Smartiepants79 Thu 10-Oct-13 21:48:05

He's going to lose a limb before the end of this programme. Poor bloke.

IamMummyhearmeROAR Thu 10-Oct-13 21:49:01

I know :-(

NickNacks Thu 10-Oct-13 21:49:23

Workaholic and dedicated to those rascals. smile

difficultpickle Thu 10-Oct-13 21:53:07

Just switched on and saw him limping. What is wrong with his leg?

Iheartcrunchiebars Thu 10-Oct-13 21:55:36

Poor Mr Steer. I love the fact the pupils love him!

ssd Thu 10-Oct-13 22:01:34

wasn't he lovely

UriGHOULer Thu 10-Oct-13 22:04:32

I missed a bit. Did they say whats up with him? What a great teacher.

Lilyloo Thu 10-Oct-13 22:06:41

A fabulous teacher and he certainly went the extra mile , however I wouldn't want to be his partner or children he would just have nothing left to give sad

gallicgirl Thu 10-Oct-13 22:07:27

He's hugely allergic to odd things and then he banged his leg where it was sore.

I was paying attention, honest.

17leftfeet Thu 10-Oct-13 22:12:02

I'm betting he doesn't have a partner or children

timidviper Thu 10-Oct-13 22:22:41

Thank God for dedicated people like him.

I know I am an old gimmer but I really despair for the future of this country when I see young people behaving like that.

SoftKittyWarmKitty Thu 10-Oct-13 22:31:41

He's lovely, isn't he? I would blush.

thenightsky Thu 10-Oct-13 22:55:57

What is wrong with his leg? Is it an ulcer?

louloutheshamed Fri 11-Oct-13 09:18:57

He was great. The head seemed a bit awkward/embarrassed when he was trying to tell him to go to hospital. On my school my colleagues would have been a lot more forceful about making him look after himself. Once my colleague arrived at my house one morning to give me a lift to work turn refused to take me as I had a migraine but was stubbornly refusing to go back to bed as I thought I needed to see my y11s.

The thing is, teaching often attracts martyrs and perfectionists, but you quickly realise you can't keep up those traits without burning out.

I thought the HT was being a poor manager there TBH. If he was signed off sick for a week he should have been sent home. Really poor to allow your staff who are unfit for work, to carry on working.

He does seem like a fabulous teacher though, the children clearly love him and respect him.

BrigitBigKnickers Fri 11-Oct-13 10:03:01

Mr Gove needs to see this episode...

It's what many teachers are experiencing at the moment.

louloutheshamed Fri 11-Oct-13 10:17:27

Yes I agree moaning.

He said something at the end like 'it showed the measure of the man', but really in the long term he should have sent him home.

I wonder if he did have a partner/wife/family? I suspect not. I think having dcs has made me a better teacher but also my work life balance is better now.

louloutheshamed Fri 11-Oct-13 10:49:25

It also made me appreciate the fact that I am 'just' a classroom teacher- he was most animated when he was teaching maths, doing the silly voices, you could tell how much he loved it then. It was all the other shit he had to shovel as deputy head that got him down.

I thought Sheridan really grew up during the course of the year- on the results day she seemed
Like a different girl.

kerstina Fri 11-Oct-13 12:47:21

First time I had watched it and was so shocked at the poor bloke hobbling around the school. Yes the head should have been more forceful and yes Mr Gove should watch this.
I already had thought his condition was probably made worse by stress and was convinced when he deteriorated .He will send himself to an early grave if he does not start looking after himself or leaving teaching. Why did they say his job was safe for another year surely not on a temp contract?

I thought job being safe was from a performance management POV , as his position as DHT is probably somewhat dependant on sufficient pupils getting the expected a-c grades

his fb says he is in a relationship

FlirtyGurty Fri 11-Oct-13 23:08:58

He was lovely. I was shocked at him dragging his leg around the school though.
Am i a bit sad to admit I found him a bit of a dish. grin grin

17leftfeet Sat 12-Oct-13 00:52:53

His Facebook??

MiaowTheCat Sat 12-Oct-13 13:16:15

Was actually very very hard watching for me. Lots of it mirrored how things went before I had my own breakdown from stress (long story - I've posted the bulk of it on here before) - but in my case my colleagues were more forceful, and my headteacher basically kicked me off the school premises, told me she'd throttle me if she saw me on the school grounds before I was well again, and it was absolutely what I needed. I'm convinced if she hadn't been that firm with me I would be dead by now.

I think the head failed in his duty of care to the staff in letting him slog on when he was that ill to be honest - the whole "oooh are you ok, look go home... ok you don't want to go home, well be ok mate" crap was nowhere near enough.

We won't go into the time I was taken ill middle of the school day and spent the morning till cover was sorted teaching with the class sick bucket on my knee... to the charming sounds of one of my Y4s going "oooh I've never seen a teacher chunder before - are you gonna throw up miss"... lil cherub that he was!

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