Saturday, 18 June 2016
What a week!
Thank you for all the lovely comments on my previous post. I still can't believe that I have a full time permanent post and that my life has changed so quickly in just one week.
My new school is a 5 minute drive from home (my current one is 4 minutes!!) so still pretty local. It's a P3 class (that's 7yos in Scotland) and there's 30 of them. That's the maximum number allowed at this stage. I visited them yesterday for Meet the Teacher and was shown the room that will be my classroom. It's supposed to be the 'best' room in the school as it has an outside door but it's on the small side for 30 little people. There's a wide spread of ability and a few children with 'issues' but on the whole they were lovely. I'm really looking forward to working there.
My colleagues were a bit shocked as I hadn't told anyone about the interview except the headteacher. I just didn't want the pressure of everyone wishing me luck and then asking me how it went afterwards. They've all been lovely and said really nice things. And that they'll miss me.
I will miss them loads. I've made some very dear friends but we'll keep in touch. I came back into teaching after 'retiring' and this wee school has given me back my career. And for that I'll always be grateful.