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Last day tomorrow, anyone else?

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saadia Thu 03-Apr-14 17:59:40

The long hard slog is almost over, want to leave everything finished so I am not called back for anything. Will think long and hard before ever becoming a class teacher again.

Euphemia Thu 03-Apr-14 18:07:19

What are you going to do instead?

I've asked to go part-time as I can't hack full-time any more - it's making me depressed.

saadia Thu 03-Apr-14 18:12:30

I probably will go back, part time probably but first need to lie down in a dark room for about a month. I hope your request is approved, I think it will make a huge difference.

freakypenguin Fri 04-Apr-14 02:07:52

My last day next week (different holidays, obviously!)

I have done F/T and P/T teaching and would just like to say that these days P/T is almost never matched with P/T expectations from management, so you end up more stressed trying to fit F/T admin into less time for less pay!

It's not the answer, imo! I'm getting out and staying out!

Good luck, whatever you decide!

saadia Fri 04-Apr-14 06:22:34

That's terrible freakypenguin, for me the pressure is too much. Just when you think you're on top of things and maybe you can get on with planning and preparing fun lessons some other initiative/learning walk/scrutiny is thrown at you, and all of them unrelated to your ideas for what the children need. I will miss the class though....

saadia Fri 04-Apr-14 06:22:58

And thank you for your good wishes

PurpleAlert Fri 04-Apr-14 08:20:13

I agree Freaky I am on a 0.6 contract (with management responsibility and a curricular area that comes with lots of clubs) and end up working around 35 hours a week which is more than directed time for a full time teacher.

Directed time- that's a laugh- no way a class teacher could function effectively on 32.5 hours a week...

roughtyping Fri 04-Apr-14 08:28:49

Finished up for holidays yesterday. I've recently gone down to 4 days a week due to health problems and I honestly feel so much better - massive health improvements, much needed weight loss and much less stressed at the weekend. And now I've got eighteen days off! I dread the thought of going back part time.

mrsnewfie Fri 04-Apr-14 20:47:38

Finished today!! Soooooo happy!!!

Ruprekt Sat 05-Apr-14 22:45:30

Saadia.....did they not mind you finishing at Easter and not the summer?

Have they replaced you?

BigcatLittlecat Sat 05-Apr-14 23:51:11

I finish on weds and cannot wait! It has made me ill and had a massive impact in my well being and my families! It's not the job I went into. The future is uncertain but all I can feel is relief!!
Good luck to everyone!

saadia Sun 06-Apr-14 22:36:42

Ruprekt no they didn't mind, well the HT didn't - I did give plenty of notice though. A few of the support staff grumbled about bad timing, but I wrote the reports before I left and they have found someone to take over. The parents were also fine. I was feeling very stressed at work and now feel soooo much better I just couldn't manage any more.

holmessweetholmes Mon 07-Apr-14 15:45:57

I finished on Friday. Will not be going back to teaching (well, not state secondary teaching anyway) for a goid long time, if ever. Such a relief to have left.

cardibach Tue 08-Apr-14 12:18:50

Doesn't really matter if they minded or not, does it? We already have the longest notice period of anyone, why should we feel we have to wait until the end of the year? Good that they were ok with it, though, saadia - must have made it more comfortable for you.

freakypenguin Fri 11-Apr-14 00:31:26

I finished today! (Well, yesterday as I have just realised it's gone midnight blush

Just hugely relieved!

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