17/01/2019

Staff Meeting

This is Pat. It was staff meeting time and seating position was vital. The front row was empty but there was just one space at the back. He was adamant that neither ‘chatty Becky’ nor ‘100 questions Gail’ was going to beat him to that spot.
17/01/2019

Moderation Night

Dave, 47. Year 5 Classteacher. It’s cluster moderation night & everyone is bringing 9 books with coloured post its to show which objectives their children have […]
17/01/2019

Are You a Cat or a Dog?

A shortened version of the original Latin phrase “Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero” meaning “seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future.” Commonly used to justify spontaneous behaviour and to make the most out of today, because one doesn’t know if they’ll live to see tomorrow.
17/01/2019

Drama Teacher

Carl, 41. Drama teacher. Once appeared on Eastenders though prefers to talk about his ‘theatre days’. Uses the walk to school to compose haikus he then […]
17/01/2019

New Technology

This is Margaret. She is 58. Her school recently gave her an iPad. Margaret knows that she has to ‘use technology more’ for her PMR target. […]
17/01/2019

CPD Training

Robert, 59. Taught Maths in the same school for 30 years. Has to attend weekly behaviour management CPD.   #catteacher #catteachers
17/01/2019

The Pastoral Head

John is a pastoral lead at a large secondary school. He is on lunch duty. Just seen a large group of kids running outside talking about […]
17/01/2019

Windy

Christopher, Trainee, 22. Just found out he’s teaching bottom set year 9 today, P6. With only the help of an external supply. It’s windy.   #catteacher […]
17/01/2019

Red Lines

John, 65. Maths teacher of 40 years. Never having attempted a single plenary or starter. Ever. Here is John one term before retirement reading the schools […]
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