LP and a teacher

(13 Posts)
LordPalmerston Sun 03-Nov-13 20:44:40

grin

LOL at lord palmerston

MrsYoungSalvoMontalbano Sun 03-Nov-13 18:28:09

and also a Lone Parent

MrsYoungSalvoMontalbano Sun 03-Nov-13 18:27:32

a Lord Palmerston

LordPalmerston Sat 02-Nov-13 19:49:05

what ARE you on about

what is an LP

cardibach Sat 02-Nov-13 19:47:02

I have ben a LP since DD was a baby and have taught full time all those years (DD is 17). I have always been able to cope, yet now, when she doesn't need much except a taxi service, I am struggling. The work load is ridiculous. I held it all together last half term, but don't know how long I can sustain that.

colander Sat 19-Oct-13 21:11:32

Really feel for you - and the school you describe sounds like my old one. A few hideous kids spoiling it for all the others. Lovely kids sat waiting patiently for help and never getting a look in as you are too busy dealing with the spoilt bratty oiks. Useless smt who hide in their offices. I am an old fashioned teacher who expects silence when I speak and good manners in the classroom. Sadly, and for many reasons, this doesn't seem possible in some schools today.

I left state for the private sector. Now teach in a lovely girls school. Pastoral care is fab and because there aren't many problems anything that arises gets sorted out immediately. I now love teaching again, enjoy my lessons, come home and don't start shouting at my own kids because I am so stressed from the day. In fairness, I do start shouting at some point with my two because they argue and annoy me !

Would that be something you might consider?

Loonytoonie Sat 19-Oct-13 19:04:01

I'm lucky in that I have supportive colleagues, but really, we are all struggling. I am the only teacher with children in my dept and everyone says they dont know how I'm maintaining it all.

I used to just shrug and get on with it, but now I'm also wondering how I can sustain this. Asking for a 4 day week maybe an option (thats if they even consider it), but even then I bet it'll still overwhelm me.

Maybe I need to move on. sad

changeforthebetter Sat 19-Oct-13 10:11:22

I have a Perfect Peter colleague who wouldn't shut up about a fab lesson observation and how highly the HT thinks of them angry This was on top of my reprimanding from SLT for using the behaviour management system as it is set up. No, apparently that is not done. There is disagreement among SLT about this so whichever way you go, you are damned.

PP colleague is. An annoying twenty something twat with no life and a headful of acronyms. Perhaps they should just bar parents from going into teaching since only 14 hours a day is not "enough" hmm

Loonytoonie Fri 18-Oct-13 21:57:14

After a shite couple of months (from before summer term ended), I am too swigging the vino and wondering how the fuck I can sustain this. I firmly believe though, teaching is not a job, it is a way of life. And, at the moment, not a great way of life. My kids are suffering, my home is a stop-over during the week because I simply don't have the time nor energy to make it feel like 'home'.

And I'm not having a bitch about my Head either - i Like the man. He's doing an amazing job in pulling up standards in my school, but we are just collateral damage to him. And I feel like a car crash waiting to happen.

I can't keep goiong like this. I feel your pain OP.

<sigh>

changeforthebetter Fri 18-Oct-13 21:45:11

Thanks for replying [<weeps into sauv blanc>

Loonytoonie Fri 18-Oct-13 21:17:52

Agreed. In many of my classes, there are elements of those who refuse to engage, no matter how hard I've prepared. They are also disruptive and challenging. I'm not talking about cases that can be talked around, counselled, won over, helped etc -I'm talking about the x-factor kids who will not, ever, want to learn. We cannot get help from the SLT because they see it as a sign if weak teaching. Like you, I must put in at least a 60hr week.

Its v v frustrating.

changeforthebetter Fri 18-Oct-13 20:35:48

The LP bit is kind of irrelevant; I am just whingeing wink

changeforthebetter Fri 18-Oct-13 20:30:11

I am a bitch (teenager) too conscientious (SLT).

I work 13-14 hours a day not Friday and Saturday.

I work fucking hard but do not 'perfect' things. I actively catch kids being good, but come down hard on those who muck everything up in lessons for the majority who want to learn.

I hate my job because of spineless adults who give into a minority of mouthy arseholes who scupper the learning chances of the majority of decent kids (from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds - most kids are alright).

I fucking hate this mealy-mouthed attitude. My lessons are fucking "engaging" but some kids are disengaged from life. Yes, they need help; they are children. However, this shouldn't be at the expense of others who want to progress.

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