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It's that time of year

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DoctorDonnaNoble Sat 20-May-17 10:21:08

When we sometimes get reminders that we are appreciated.
I got a bunch of flowers from a year 13 yesterday. I haven't taught him since year 9 but we often stopped to chat in the corridor. I first taught him in summer school the year before he joined. It was a lovely reminder that you never know the impact that you have on them. I didn't have a year 13 this year but it was lovely how many of them took the time to say bye Miss. It was a little reminder that when the job is good it rocks (and made up for behind the scene timetable Wars).

GreatWhites Sat 20-May-17 11:18:44

I thought you were going to let us in on all the gossip from the annual staff falling out, also this time of year!

That is really lovely. You must have made a real impression.

SuffolkNWhat Sat 20-May-17 15:42:53

The annual staff falling out is brewing at our place, I can feel it in my waters

noblegiraffe Sat 20-May-17 18:14:25

We're gearing up for the annual falling out over next year's timetable. As a part-timer I have to brace myself for being presented with something where I teach P1 and P5 and am not paid for the time in between, or having to point out that I've been given nothing but bottom sets.

noblegiraffe Sat 20-May-17 18:15:19

But it must be lovely to be given flowers by a student, especially when you haven't taught them in years!

DoctorDonnaNoble Sat 20-May-17 19:46:56

@noblegiraffe it was lovely. I am in the middle of a fall out though. I'm a part timer in two departments (well three now). My main HoD gets very grumpy about this. But there we go. Tough really. I'm going to make all of this even more grumpy and cross making after half term as well! (All being well that is).
All of that stuff is probably why it's made such an impact getting flowers from a student. We do have lots of lovely ones and they often come back to say hello when on holiday from uni. Heck, some of them come back to teach!

Bobbiepin Sat 27-May-17 21:40:00

Told some of my students I'm pregnant and one cried she was so happy for me. Made me realise they care about me as a person rather than just a teacher. Had to step out in the corridor to prevent myself from crying. I was really touched.

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