12 Days of Christmas, My Headteacher Gave To Me

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Some light-hearted fun for the Christmas season …

On the first day of Christmas, my Headteacher gave to me, a job to do by the end of the day!

On the second day of Christmas, my Headteacher gave to me; two Ofsted inspectors and a job to do by the end of the day!

On the third day of Christmas, my Headteacher gave to me, three teachers moaning, two Ofsted inspectors and a job to do by the end of the day!

On the fourth day of Christmas, my Headteacher gave to me, four parent phone-calls, three teachers moaning, two Ofsted inspectors and a job to do by the end of the day!

On the fifth day of Christmas, my Headteacher gave to me, five staff complaints! Four parent phone-calls, three teachers moaning, two Ofsted inspectors and a job to do by the end of the day!

On the sixth day of Christmas, my Headteacher gave to me, six teachers pregnant, five staff complaints!… Four parent phone-calls, three teachers moaning, two Ofsted inspectors and a job to do by the end of the day!

On the seventh day of Christmas, my Headteacher gave to me, seven emails a-waiting, six teachers pregnant, five staff complaints!… Four parent phone-calls, three teachers moaning, two Ofsted inspectors and a job to do by the end of the day!

On the eighth day of Christmas, my Headteacher gave to me, eight students absent, seven emails a-waiting, six teachers pregnant, five staff complaints!… Four parent phone-calls, three teachers moaning, two Ofsted inspectors and a job to do by the end of the day!

On the ninth day of Christmas, my Headteacher gave to me, nine questions I can’t answer, eight students absent, seven emails a-waiting, six teachers pregnant, five staff complaints!… Four parent phone-calls, three teachers moaning, two Ofsted inspectors and a job to do by the end of the day!

On the tenth day of Christmas, my Headteacher gave to me; ten lessons for observation, nine questions I can’t answer, eight students absent, seven emails a-waiting, six teachers pregnant, five staff complaints!… Four parent phone-calls, three teachers moaning, two Ofsted inspectors and a job to do by the end of the day!

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my Headteacher gave to me; eleven meetings I’m leading, ten lessons for observation, nine questions I can’t answer, eight students absent, seven emails a-waiting, six teachers pregnant, five staff complaints!… Four parent phone-calls, three teachers moaning, two Ofsted inspectors and a job to do by the end of the day!

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my Headteacher gave to me, twelve-hour-days working, eleven meetings I’m leading, ten lessons for observation, nine questions I can’t answer, eight students absent, seven emails a-waiting, six teachers pregnant,
Five staff complaints!… Four parent phone-calls, three teachers moaning, two Ofsted inspectors and a job to do by the end of the day!

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In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account in which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated for '500 Most Influential People in Britain' in The Sunday Times as one of the most influential in the field of education - he remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing online as @TeacherToolkit, he rebuilt this website (c2008) into what you are now reading, as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the number one spot at the UK Blog Awards (2018). Today, he is currently a PGCE tutor and is researching 'social media and its influence on education policy' for his EdD at Cambridge University. In 1993, he started teaching and is an experienced school leader working in some of the toughest schools in London. He is also a former Teaching Awards winner for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, London' (2004) and has written several books on teaching (2013-2018). Read more...

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