Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Still here

Sorry I haven't posted for a while. It's been one thing and then another. Staff absence, which always slows me down. Plus half term, and - drum roll - a trip overseas with 30 sixth-formers. I've never done it before. I have never been so tired in my life.

To fellow teachers who know exactly what a trip like that entails, I would describe the week as fantastic, a real pleasure, hard work but worth it. The students' delight in the places we visited multiplied my own ten-fold, and they made us proud with their good humour, their insight and their good manners.

However, to those who accuse me of having (almost) free week in the USA when I should be working, I would describe it as a 24 hour a day ordeal of health and safety worries, relentless chivvying and mammoth organisation. A nightmare. I still haven't recovered.

So take your pick...

Anyway, now I have broken my silence, albeit to say not very much at all, I will try and get back to more regular posting.

One more thing - bravo to Brighton for allocating places at oversubscribed schools by lottery. A brave and fair move.


M said...

"bravo to Brighton" Don't be so preposterous. A ridiculously unfair move that will lead to more appeals than any previous year. Basing such a large decision on some so random is not clever it is quite foolish. Maybe I should just flip a coin in my head when making certain design decisions in future. This process demeans the students future and frankly turns it into a game.

Pepperpot said...

Hello M! Good to hear from you.

How should places to oversubscribed schools be allocated in your opinion, then?