Monday, 5 January 2009

Training day

It snowed here - but not enough to prevent school from opening, sadly.

The training day was just as bad as ever and I now feel like crap. We started off with what our head called a "game" - he told us to write down the 5 key points of the Every Child Matters agenda, then the 6 key points of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, and then the 7 key points of Assessment for Learning. So I felt rubbish from the start, because I couldn't remember them. (Part of me feels I shouldn't need to - I can look them up if they are needed, and I hope I am using them in my teaching; certainly when we have had training I have felt I am). Then we were shouted at for an hour and a half, given dire warnings, told we should be aiming for excellence (because, of course, without that we would have all carried on aiming for mediocrity). My first feedback on the recent ICT audit came in this public meeting and was very different to what i was led to expect in discussions with the audit team and with the deputy during the audit.
I feel like a big fat pile of rubbish - useless, not doing what I should be doing and not appreciated for waht I am trying to do.
Why do I bother, really?


theMuddledMarketPlace said...

maybe...because you haven't come across another post yet

Catherine said...

" . . . because, of course, without that we would have all carried on aiming for mediocrity."

Ha! Love it. May I quote this if I attribute it to an unnamed source?

Also, I am sending you one of my favorite flair buttons for your enjoyment.

Disillusioned said...

MMP - another post, though it seems appealing, is impractical given the logistics of delivering children to their school. Though I may be forced into that if the threatened change from three tier (lower /middle/upper) to two tier (primary/secondary) education happens here.

Catherine - feel free to do so, and thanks for the button.

The Dotterel said...

And that's before the kids arrive! You have my sympathies - sincerely.

Disillusioned said...

Thanks Dotterell - and thanks for stopping by.