A typical day for me begins at 7 a.m., completing the briefing board for staff. The school day begins at 0845 but before this I am sorting out supply if needed, preparation for teaching, picking up emails and some admin. During the morning I am teaching a group of year 6 students. Afternoons are spent on management tasks, monitoring, delivering assemblies, analysing data, Every day is different - never quite sure what the day will bring and I have learned to be flexible as a result of this. I have also learned that to be proactive is far better than being reactive and try to pre-empt situations that may arise. The workplace culture is one of no excuses and hard work; however it is also one of good humour and collaboration. The hardest part of the job is probably juggling the many varied aspects of the day - you just don't stop - and meeting the needs of so many different people. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping people become achieve and become successful - children in their learning and staff progressing in developing their craft and progressing in their careers.
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