Settle down at the back, for the register...

(59 Posts)

New school year (sorry, a bit late for colleagues in Scotland), so I wondered who was out there? (Shameless attempt at being nosy)

I teach upper KS2 in Suffolk. I am also the maths co-ordinator and SENCO.

mycatoscar Wed 04-Sep-13 19:34:49

I teach upper ks2 in Kent and am maths and music coordinator.

I only work 3 days a week so my weekend starts now woo hoo! grin

MillyMoo1113 Wed 04-Sep-13 20:26:49

I teach ks1 in Yorkshire, am key stage leader, ict and assessment co ordinator, and RWI reading leader.

3 days in and shattered already....

Here miss!

Head of English in a northern secondary school.

I haven't even seen a child yet- and I'm knackered! The lovelies start tomorrow.

level3at6months Wed 04-Sep-13 21:15:00

No children for us until next week, but half way through a week of home visits. Exhausted! Nursery in the North.

petalpower Wed 04-Sep-13 21:44:40

I teach lower KS2 in Suffolk. Music, maths, art, RE, DT co-ordinator (small school). Pupils back tomorrow! We've had 2 PD days already.

MushroomSoup Wed 04-Sep-13 21:46:37

Head teacher, primary school.
Wonderful staff!

Wonderstuff Wed 04-Sep-13 21:51:09

SENCO at mainstream comp in Hampshire. Kids start tomorrow, I've already upset two TAs and a curriculum leader.. [sighs] and tomorrow is my day off but I'm going in.. I imagine much wine will be drunk this term.

TwllBach Wed 04-Sep-13 21:54:53

I am PPA cover across a primary school in Wales. We've been back since Tuesday and I already feel like I have been back a month.

I am having a brilliant time though and am enjoying being back in the classroom!

Caoilainn Wed 04-Sep-13 21:59:10

Teach at SEN school in SE. Training Monday, informally at work wading through paperwork yesterday. Met my class as a whole today, going to be a great year, love a class of personalities grin

Inclusionist Wed 04-Sep-13 22:27:54

Inclusion Manager at massive Primary in Berkshire. Have a 60 place complex needs unit.

Tying to get my new office straight then I can settle in to the year!

Bramblesinforrin Wed 04-Sep-13 22:42:25

Senco and specialist assessor for dyslexia. smile loving seeing the children,, parents and colleagues.

SDhopeful Thu 05-Sep-13 17:33:22

New trainee teacher (PGCE/School Direct) MFL, Secondary, London

SuffolkNWhat Thu 05-Sep-13 17:35:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Good moooor-ning Misssss-issss Quueeeeeeen.

I've got mixed year 3/4 for my final term as an NQT.

Dragonboobs Thu 05-Sep-13 19:28:35

Suffolk here too -literacy leader and teaching year 6 for the first time this year (it's the first time we've had year 6 due to middle schools being phased out) have had a grear two days with them. Very different from year 2!

I don't work Fridays so am opening the wine!

novelsituation Thu 05-Sep-13 20:00:40

Four weeks in already. Head of English.

Fragglewump Thu 05-Sep-13 20:04:56

Am job hunting after my fixed term contract for mixed year 1/2 class ended. Wish I was messing up doing my register - though the office staff are probably relieved as I once merrily missed 2 pages and was doing my thing in the wrong place! Tut tut.....see me......miss your playtime etc etc

missmapp Thu 05-Sep-13 20:07:30


Upper KS2, head of Kstage and literacy co-ord. Love the teaching, not so keen on the other stuff.

First day back today with shiny, well behaved children- long may it continue!!

Dysgu Thu 05-Sep-13 21:10:26

Upper KS2 and nothing else right now although I am still on maternity leave.

Did go in for the last two days for INSET - we are in special measures so LOTS of change ahead!

Children back today - I thought fondly of all my colleagues as I played with DD2 and baby DS.

There is a part of me that would love to be back in my classroom...

missmapp Thu 05-Sep-13 21:16:22

Dysgu, I was on maternity in Sept once and it felt really weird- like I should be labelling books and laminating displays! It is in built to be in the classroom in Sept-but make the most of your time at home, the classroom will come soon enough!

2kidsintow Thu 05-Sep-13 21:27:09

Yma! (Here!)

Teaching in North Wales, in lower Key Stage 2.

Class shaping up slightly better than last year's I think (if early impressions are to be believed) - think I have the first class in 3 years that doesn't have a child that is a bit more challenging than the average, behaviour wise.
I do have a whole host of other ishoos to deal with, so thank goodness.

I'm on new hours this year and used to have all day off on Friday. No more, but only in half day tomorrow. smile smile

TwllBach Thu 05-Sep-13 21:43:04

<waves at 2kids> dwi'n byw yn gogledd Cymru hefyd!

2kidsintow Thu 05-Sep-13 21:45:30

<waves back> Noswaith dda, Twllbach. smile

happilyconfused Thu 05-Sep-13 23:01:14

Head of Sixth Form. Looking forward to the weekend

GigiDarcy Thu 05-Sep-13 23:06:08

Evening! Teach upper ks2 in Norfolk. New class are ... Ahem ... Quirky and lively! On honeymoon period at the moment but waiting for fireworks soon!

FourArms Fri 06-Sep-13 07:13:11

Biology teacher in the SW. Moved to an 11-18 Grammar school after completing NQT at an 11-16 comp so all a bit scary!

MFL primary and secondary in North Notts.

Morning Miss, sorry I'm late! I'm doing School Direct/PGCE starting properly on Monday. I'm Key Stage 2, and being hosted by daughter's school where I volunteered for Term 5 and 6 last year.

Everybody keeps saying how hard it is, so I have this sense of impending doom.

SuffolkNWhat Fri 06-Sep-13 09:56:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

smugmumofboys Fri 06-Sep-13 10:04:04

MFL teacher in NW. After a few years of full-time am now part-time and struggling to shake off the feeling I'm skiving.

TwllBach Fri 06-Sep-13 16:44:15

I'm another one who will say it is really hard but also the best job in the world. Scouts honour grin

English AST here, or whatever we're supposed to be called now! I have some fantastic classes this year, so am v happy. smile

Second that Twyll-I had an email from a student who did A2 with my last year thanking me for getting him through 6th form and telling me how much he appreciated it. Makes it all worthwhile. [smile}

missmapp Fri 06-Sep-13 18:02:02

end of week 1 and all quiet in class- had a nightmare class last year so this quiet, well behaved polite manner is strange! I know it is a honeymoon period, but I don't think I even had one of those last year so things may be better.

I do like the start of term- filled with good intentions!

mnistooaddictive Fri 06-Sep-13 18:04:39

Maths teacher returning after 7 years as a SAHM. Scary! Smart boards don't work in the same way and I am failing at using it properly. Oh well!

clam Fri 06-Sep-13 18:07:31

I too have the first dream class in many years, but I have one space, which leaves me vulnerable to whatever psycho new child next happens along.

<<reaches for wine to steady nerves>>

2kidsintow Fri 06-Sep-13 18:14:35

Dangerous position to be in, clam. Cos the newbies are rarely stars! (Or I could just be unlucky).

2 years ago my class was all change - through the year 3 kids left and 5 new ones arrived.

This year, I'm full. So unless anyone leaves, I won't get any surprises. smile

AuntieBrenda Fri 06-Sep-13 18:16:30

English teacher, Hod careers and pse

Euphemia Fri 06-Sep-13 19:00:59

<under the table>

blueemerald Fri 06-Sep-13 19:03:55

Hello! English NQT in a boys' EBD school. First full day back today- it was crazy but I love it!

Maisycat Fri 06-Sep-13 21:47:04

History and IBD co in south east... Shattered already!

missmapp Fri 06-Sep-13 21:48:40

clam- I too have a space - dreading the arrival of school sec with new arrival ( who , in my experience is always closely followed by the senco!)

Long may the dream continue

Phewwwweeee. That felt like a long week.

<hands round wine>

ravenAK Sat 07-Sep-13 02:44:50

English teacher, secondary school in Yorkshire. Had a good week smile.

englishteacher78 Sat 07-Sep-13 06:50:54

English, RS, Drama and General Studies as well as Head of House at a boys grammar in Essex

Inclusionist Sat 07-Sep-13 07:40:29

Hello blueemerald! My background is EBD. I love it too. Kids who throw chairs at your head if you are boring who tell it like it is teach you how to be a great teacher bloody quickly!!

knitknack Sat 07-Sep-13 07:42:18

Suffolk here too! KS3&4 plus lit co-ordinator. Shattered! :D

Here Miss grin

Secondary Science teacher in North Yorkshire. We've had the kids in since Tuesday so have met all my classes now. There was only one class that I thought <eeek!> but I'm sure I'll soon lick them into shape wink.

My own DD has just started school (reception) and has cried lots so it has been a long week. I was so tired last night!

I really hope your theory of impeding doom about new starters is wrong. I've had two new arrivals announced in two days and still have spaces when other schools around are full.

Now nervous Year 1 teacher in Yorkshire.

twinkle1010 Sat 07-Sep-13 14:28:38

Hello all smile
Reception teacher in the north
I'm so tired and its only been 5 days!!! Having a lazy weekend to recover

Cerisier Sat 07-Sep-13 14:36:07

Secondary maths, Singapore. Love it but still glad it is the weekend!

mnistooaddictive Sat 07-Sep-13 21:10:20

oohh cerisier i am really interested in Singapore maths - it is beginning to be the new big thing over here - how do you find it?

dragonboobs you must be near me. We have our first Year 6s this term too. They seem more settled now than they did in Year 5- thank goodness!

cuggles Mon 09-Sep-13 14:10:41

Currently on a career break but looking forward to getting back to it in 18 months or so. Was HOD (PE), then HOY and switched subjects to English and RE. Various other roles along the way.

Hellocleaveland Mon 09-Sep-13 18:01:02

Reception teacher in London suburbs..only 2 days a week. No kids in yet still doing home visits.

stillenacht Mon 09-Sep-13 18:06:09

Music teacher 11-18 in the SE. Knackered. 18 years into job. The kids are great smile

Hello! Head of RE at a north east comp here!

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