… The more they stay the same.
It’s as true now as it was in the mid 1800s.
I’m in the middle of a three-week assignment, on an interim maternity cover (baby arrived unexpectedly 3 weeks early and the maternity cover teacher couldn’t start earlier than his agreed date), so I’m in the rather odd situation of being a short-term long-term cover teacher.
Unfortunately, the school has taken this to mean that I will do all the things a salaried position teacher would do, despite the fact that there is little real benefit in my doing them. In general, of course, I don’t have a problem with this – I have to adhere to the same standards as everyone else, and rightly so.
But I see little real benefit in attending staff meetings which discuss strategies that will be implemented in the Summer Term.
So it was with a degree…
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