The Easter break is a lovely one for teachers.
Firstly, most of the exam prep and controlled assessments or coursework are done for your exam years. Secondly, you feel like you might just make it to the end of the academic year in one piece. Thirdly, we get two weeks!
Right now, at the beginning of those two weeks, there’s a sense that I could actually be productive. It’s been a long and difficult term for me professionally: Ofsted at the end of January, then a series of job applications and interviews. I actually accepted a new job last week, but that won’t start until September. So I do feel a distinct sense of relief.
On top of that, this last week of term has been tricky. Ben has been ill with hand, foot and mouth, which means that he’s been off nursery this week. He’s also been awake a…
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