Half terms double your workload.


As teachers we spend our lives counting down in half terms, I just spent mine taking in the tourist sites of Bangkok with my two and half year old.

I wondered what he will remember of the hair-raising ride in a tuk-tuk, the noisy taxi boat along Bangkok’s klongs, the sights, sounds and smells of  his childhood and how much of these memories he will carry forward as happy ones.

School holidays are supposed to be halcyon days filled with great memories, days out and time spent with family and friends. I often found as Head of Year, my busiest time would coincide with the holidays. Here’s some of the signs to look for.

In the run up to holidays, pupils who seem anxious or out of character. D began to hang around after school, it became later and later. He said he was just waiting for friends but could…

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