A couple of months ago I was writing on here about my GCSE pupils and their exams. I was worried because I wasn't sure if I'd put them in for the right exams or not and I spent sleepless nights thinking about all of this.
Last night was also sleepless. I felt nervous in the way I did all those years ago receiving my own GCSE results. When I went into work I felt physically sick, but the deputy head was there and gave me the good news that the pupils had done (largely) well. I had put them in for the right exam. A couple didn't reach their targets, but you win some, you lose some.
I'm off on holiday this weekend and I really do need a break before the busy term begins again. I've been working quite a lot during the last couple of weeks but I have managed to tick everything off my list so I feel I can go away and relax. Ezzie and I desperately need a break and we are looking forward to spending some time together.
During the last week I have been on a big decluttering mission. So many books have gone. I'm naturally inclined to hoarde things, but it has been so liberating to get rid of things which I really do not use or need anymore. I found it difficult initially, especially all the university books, but I don't write essays anymore and they need to find new homes. It's helped me think things through and Iput great music on in the background to motivate me. It has been so satisfying.
See you in September.