3 September 2012

Back to School

Not exactly true for me as I work around the calendar, but today is the first day of the new school year.

Traditionally, the students will not be back until Wednesday or even Thursday, but for many schools today is the first day back for staff and teachers.

Despite what the government thinks, schools like hospitals, can't function without the non-teaching(medical) staff. Often much lower paid than teachers, and always less valued, these ladies and some men (in primary schools) are the backbone of the school. No admin, no cleaners, no support workers, just teachers, and chaos will ensue.

There will loads to do and I expect the phones to be running hot all day as they come back and have forgotten their passwords or haven't set the new year up in their MIS.

Still, it's what we get paid for........

1 comment:

Trobairitz said...

Sounds like a busy day for you. Everyone around here goes back to school tomorrow too.

All it means for me is increased vehicles on the roads as the soccer moms drive their kids to school instead of letting them take the bus so that they can socialize with the other moms. Sigh.

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