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millmoo Thu 08-Aug-19 21:40:23

I know we have another 4 weeks left but I’m already dreading going back.
Not a teacher but pastoral and my workload is just increasing all the time (same as everyone’s role in education )
Been doing a bit of job searching nothing coming up on eteach ☹️ Will keep plodding on

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Mistressiggi Fri 09-Aug-19 00:12:30

If it makes you feel any better, I'm back on Monday! Good luck with the job hunt, or with having a more enjoyable term.

PumpkinPie2016 Fri 09-Aug-19 07:42:46

I'm not dreading it as such (although I have had that feeling in previous years and it isn't nice!) but I am feeling a bit nervous as I have gained a promotion which will mean more work.

I'm not looking forward to Y11 results - my class were low ability and had been in a situation where they had had a lot of disruption/supply since Y8 so they weren't motivated and parents unsupportive. I don't think they will have done wellsad

I suppose I'm panicking about work/home balance as it seems to be getting harder to balance as time goes on.

Queenofpi Fri 09-Aug-19 07:50:44

I'm returning from maternity leave with my first baby, trying not to think about what my work-life balance will look like...

Anotherusefulname Fri 09-Aug-19 08:01:58

I'm a TA currently 1 to 1 to a child with autism whose anxiety manifests in violent behaviour.
While I am not dreading going back, I actually really love the children and my colleagues I have really appreciated not being hit or having furniture thrown at me.

CheesecakeAddict Sun 11-Aug-19 19:21:15

I'm nervous. I like keeping busy and I'm starting to get bored. But equally I had 2 nervous breakdowns last year, going through a shit separation(possibly a divorce soon) and I'm not sure I'm ready mentally.

Em3978 Sun 11-Aug-19 19:38:50

Anotherusefulname I'm with you on that one. As much as my 1:1 is lovely most of the time, Its so nice to have a break!

Be1atrix Mon 12-Aug-19 16:13:41

I am also pastoral and have terrible doom feelings about going back. I desperately wish I could afford not to work.

grumpypug Wed 14-Aug-19 09:29:44

Me too. The ever increasing demands on top of actually getting the teaching done is making me feel sick at the thought of returning. So much so, I'm looking for a way out. Not sure what that could be though...

highheelsandbobblehats Wed 14-Aug-19 20:48:59

*I'm a TA currently 1 to 1 to a child with autism whose anxiety manifests in violent behaviour.
While I am not dreading going back, I actually really love the children and my colleagues I have really appreciated not being hit or having furniture thrown at me.*

Basically exactly this. I'm a TA in a school that specialises in autism, so am 1:1 with a range of children. But what @Anotherusefulname says pretty much sums up my general work day.

highheelsandbobblehats Wed 14-Aug-19 20:50:30

Also, I work 25 miles from home. I've so enjoyed not making that 50 mile round trip. I think I'll be looking for something closer to home at the end of this academic year.

derryrose Wed 14-Aug-19 21:08:00

Back next Wednesday and dreading it. Will have worse ever gcse results next week due to changes in NI spec and a really difficult class. 🤢🤢🤢

HarrietSchulenberg Wed 14-Aug-19 21:33:04

Not exactly dreading but this is the time of year I start to look for work from home jobs.

student26 Wed 14-Aug-19 21:39:03

Dreading it. I go back on Monday. I’m only there until November but I could cry at the thought of going back. The job isn’t what I was told it would be and I feel like I’m just keeping above water. I’m desperately looking for a temporary position until the end of the year. Then I can go on my maternity leave.

Hexenbeast Wed 14-Aug-19 21:42:42

Not as much as I could have been, but I heard just before the holidays that one particularly tricky young person has been moved to another school, and that has lessened my stressing about it considerably as they were really difficut to engage and have a long history of bouncing in and out on temporary exclusions.

Be1atrix Wed 14-Aug-19 23:27:52

I have to do attendance this year which I HATE. I am dreading it so much

absopugginglutely Thu 15-Aug-19 05:27:01

Yes. Not the work load as only two days but anxiety is ramping up and I know I need to up my hours come January so will need a new school job but worried my mental health can’t take it. sad

Decormad38 Thu 15-Aug-19 06:17:57

If pastoral support feels this way then how do teachers feel? A broken system. I'm upset for the kids.

hashtagthathappened Thu 15-Aug-19 06:27:36

I feel sick about the results. My school is 11-16 so not until next week.

Bwekfusth Thu 15-Aug-19 06:28:09

Are you all teachers?

hashtagthathappened Thu 15-Aug-19 06:31:29

I’m supposedly head of department Bwek, not that I get to make any decisions relating to this!

mumtomaxwell Tue 20-Aug-19 22:20:31

I’m a secondary teacher and I want the holidays to keep going a bit longer. I’ve spent time in the holidays updating my CV and have also applied for a couple of non-teaching jobs. I just need to know there’s a way out.... even though deep-down I know my current job fits best with my family right now

Pieceofpurplesky Tue 20-Aug-19 22:46:20

I am having pre results nightmares. Core subject, two bottom sets not a hope in hell of reaching residuals

PumpkinPie2016 Wed 21-Aug-19 16:39:58

pieceofpurplesky right there with you sad

So many issues with staffing over the last few years and so the students were unmotivated and their parents were very much blaming the dept.

Not looking forward to tomorrow but at least we will know then!

Currently need to prep some stuff for Sept and majorly procrastinating!

AmateurSwami Wed 21-Aug-19 16:43:41

I start teacher training on Tuesday having done cover for 2 years and feel
Physically sick with worry.

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