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How exhausted are you all?

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petalpower Wed 26-Jun-13 22:19:26

On a scale of 1-10 just how exhausted are all you teachers at the moment? Every colleague (primary and secondary) I speak to is jus about dead on their feet. Why is it so bad for us at the moment? I think I'm a good 8.5 on the scale at the moment!

Lostmykeys Wed 26-Jun-13 22:22:29

Beyond exhausted. Can't work it out and need something to prop me up for the next couple of weeks.

cilldara Wed 26-Jun-13 22:24:46

Absolutely wrecked but I'm in Ireland and we are finished on Friday!! Oh happy day!

petalpower Wed 26-Jun-13 22:25:55

I should be writing reports now and planning and reading a document for a meeting that's tomorrow afternoon. So tired though and wondering if I go to bed now I'll be able to sleep then could get up at 5 to do the things I should be doing now. How mad is this?

Lostmykeys Wed 26-Jun-13 22:27:42

Mad but sometimes easier to get up early. No one sees this side of the job!

ninah Wed 26-Jun-13 22:29:19


petalpower Wed 26-Jun-13 22:31:06

Also have no kitchen (builders ripped it out on Monday), a birthday party for 17x11 year old girls to organise on Sunday, visitors for the weekend, husband working away, reports due on Friday .....

MrsShrek3 Wed 26-Jun-13 22:35:12

fairly. reports nearly finished and doing a consolidation week to secure some concepts and assess levels. next week looks like utter chaos hmm

barebranches Wed 26-Jun-13 22:36:30

im sooo tired. and as soon as one thing is done another crops up... plus im 7 weeks preg so even more in need of my bed! summer ....hurry... we need you!!

RNJ3007 Wed 26-Jun-13 22:39:39

I'm an 11... But then I'm still teaching full time for 3.5 more weeks, at 31w pregnant with Hyperemesis and SPD and zero understanding from SLT that I need to sit during class sometimes or I will collapse.

Roll on Summer Hols!

petalpower Wed 26-Jun-13 22:42:38

Why is it so hard for all of us? I would start counting down the weeks and days but there's so much to fit in before the end of term!

LauraPashley Wed 26-Jun-13 23:33:37

Very! BUT my last day is tomorrow grin!!

mignonette Wed 26-Jun-13 23:38:11

Well think of us poor nurses when you are on your Summer break.....wink

suze28 Wed 26-Jun-13 23:41:33

I'm two days off finishing my final teaching practice with two more uni days, then my PGCE is done. I'm tired but not as bad as I thought. I'm fully expecting it to hit me next week once I stop!

Arisbottle Wed 26-Jun-13 23:43:55


Although I have taken this evening off to see my daughter in a show, so I have to be up at 5am to mark a set of tests, so it may be closer to 7 tomorrow morning,

roughtyping Thu 27-Jun-13 08:24:05

10! I finished work for summer yesterday. Went on leaving night/my work hen night and to my shame, left at 10 with a pounding headache and barely able to keep my eyes open. Felt really horrible. But now, 6 weeks to sort myself out/sleep/get married!

GetStuffezd Thu 27-Jun-13 18:28:25

9. Going to bed early and still waking up feeling like I've been whacked with a bag of wet sand. Permanently gritty, itchy eyes.

BrigitBigKnickers Fri 28-Jun-13 10:31:16

10 and we still have over three weeks left- don't break up till the 23rd...sad

Fed up with scrutiny scrutiny scrutiny from SMT (main school in RI and awaiting HMI any minute.) I wouldn't mind so much but my part of the ofsted was outstanding...(in all four areas of the report- something the SMT haven't even acknowledged...)

If one more person talks about success criteria (which we have to provide differentiated at least three ways for every lesson) I will scream!

petalpower Fri 28-Jun-13 19:52:50

We have three weeks left too Brigit. At least it's the weekend! Wondering how long I can stay awake for - 9pm is looking the max at the moment.

MarianForrester Fri 28-Jun-13 19:56:13

Ok, tried to stop myself, but just maybe the six to eight weeks of forthcoming holiday will help.....? grin

mignonette Fri 28-Jun-13 20:05:51

Ha ha Marian. Our teacher friends have the grace to look a little embarrassed at my DH's face when they talk about exhaustion and not being able to wait for the long holidays. He runs his own building company (used to be a senior nurse manager), works 6 days a week from 7 until 6, paperwork too and doesn't get that holiday as he doesn't even get sick pay/holiday pay. He doesn't complain, enjoys his work but honestly, a teacher made to do what he does (and a nurse/lawyer etc) would collapse within a week let alone a

MiaWallace Fri 28-Jun-13 20:14:35

A 7. Survived OFSTED last week but feeling drained this week. Plus have another 4 weeks to go!

petalpower Fri 28-Jun-13 20:30:04

I don't think that anyone outside the teaching profession really knows what it's like. I don't want this to turn into a teacher bashing/long holidays thread. That's why it's in 'The Staffroom' topic. I'd argue that being up at 5.30am report writing, doing a full day in the classroom and then working until 11pm is a pretty full day in anyone's book.

Arisbottle Fri 28-Jun-13 20:33:18

It is intense, but in short bursts. I work long days because I choose not to work in the holidays. If I was willing to work in the holidays my days would be much shorter .

MarianForrester Fri 28-Jun-13 21:21:33

Ok, shall bow out and hide this topic

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