You sound like a truly inspirational teacher! A massive congratulations on their learning, their results and your teaching. This is such a heart warming post.
My first ‘GCSE results nightmare’ was around January. I cried, they cried, I’m sure even the paper started crying at one point as a whole load of ‘1s’ started floating around in the sky. No one can quite prepare you for the emotional roller coaster of a year 11 class.
I remember the INSET day last September: ‘Alice, we are giving you 118/6. It is the 6th set on the progress 8 side, you will see them every day and your lessons will be down in the SEN block.’ My heart sunk. Not because I didn’t want to teach such a diverse range of girls, but because I didn’t think I could and I worried I wouldn’t do them the justice they deserved. Your teacher training year doesn’t quite prepare you for teaching a class of PP, EAL girls with autism, ADHD, dyslexia and memory issues all in one small…
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