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QueenofLouisiana Wed 04-Sep-13 07:17:42

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.

PotteringAlong Mon 09-Sep-13 22:19:32

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

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

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.

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.

QueenofLouisiana Sat 07-Sep-13 21:24:05

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!

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?

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

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

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

Makingchanges Sat 07-Sep-13 14:24:33

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.

TheHappyCamper Sat 07-Sep-13 08:02:21

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!

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

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

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!!

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

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

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

Phewwwweeee. That felt like a long week.

<hands round wine>

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

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

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

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!

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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

English teacher, Hod careers and pse

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

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>>

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!

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!

MatchsticksForMyEyes Fri 06-Sep-13 18:01:30

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}

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