30 years at Francis Combe School. A most worthy and rewarding experience, and this was followed by 6 years at Longdean School - again a worthy and mos
Pros: being given the opportunity to binge a positive part of the lives of both the children and the staff
Cons: time wasted
A typical working day as that of a teacher - except for when promotion was gained into the area of pastoral work. Working with teachers, agencies, children, parents and administration teams. I learned very early on that in order to gain the most out of my career I needed to apply myself fully, gain the respect of all and ensure a balanced sense of well being. I also leaned the absolute need to find good and potential in every child I was responsible for. My co workers were, almost to the full, excellent professionals whose dedication was inspiring. The hardest part is always that which requires hard decisions in the knowledge that you are going to have, potentially, a life long effect on the students. The most enjoyable part of the job really stemmed around seeing those I taught and worked with achieve enjoyment and success , no matter how large or small that was.