First week completed

So it was back to school on Monday, a new term, new academic year and a new Headteacher. You could feel the buzz around school and INSET for the first two days there was real sense of doing things together. I, after 13 years, had the opportunity to welcome support staff and also on dayContinue reading “First week completed”

Thank you

Twists and turns a plenty this week, trying to balance the budget. It’s been stressful and after months of sleeping well, these last few weeks have provided sleep deprivation. One of the ways to try to balance the budget is not to replace staff who have left: never an easy decision. Even harder is toContinue reading “Thank you”

So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, adieu……..

Today sees the end of the academic year, with still so much to do over the coming weeks in preparation for another.  My desk was covered in piles of work,  with staff to interview, July payroll to be checked, negotiating leases and a myriad of other things to do. We had twelve staff either retiring,Continue reading “So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, adieu……..”