Saturday, 19 September 2015
More on the work/life balance
So yesterday I had my annual PRD (Professional Record of Development) meeting with my head teacher. This is to go over last year's aims and set out the coming year's aims. She is more than happy with what I set out to achieve and we've set out some interesting professional challenges for me this session. One of which I'm really excited about.
She also went over my plans for the term and said they were 'excellent.' She also asked if I could work with the new members of staff and use my plans to help them with their planning. She acknowledged that I have a difficult class but said I'm 'working wonders' with a particularly difficult pupil's challenging behaviours.
Whilst I'm happy that she likes what I'm doing I still don't get why she doesn't think I'm good enough to do the job on a permanent basis.
So, I've applied for 2 new jobs, both permanent. One is full time and walkable from my front door. The other is 3 days a week in a wee village school 10 miles away, with the opportunity to do some extra days. Working full time gives me a good salary to save and do work on the house but the reduced hours one would give me back some work/life balance albeit with less income. I could do my craft related money earners and have time to myself.
Of course, I may not even get an interview for either job. Competition for permanent teaching posts is stiff. But I'm being pro active and hoping that something pays off soon. Really soon!