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Today I have spent a lot of time in this room, having arrived at 6:30am, courtesy of an early morning swimming lesson for my daughter. It gives me an opportunity to put to bed the Reporting Templates for the forthcoming whole school reports.
As Assessment Co-ordinator my role is to organize the system, so that colleagues can report on their subjects in Years 7-13 across the school. The spreadsheet system is simple enough to fill in but behind the scenes fiendish calculations process the data into reports. I enjoy working on it and I’m pleased with the result it there are glitches to iron out.
The start of school at 7:55am follows with classes in Years 8, 10 and 11. Currently years 12 and 13 are on exams, so a little more time solving glitches on the reports, during my ‘frees’.
Lunch time -and a heavy downpour means I’m not going any further than the Staff Room, two doors down.
I have an after school ‘club’ with my year 11’s, aiming to give them greater practice and confidence in their practical skills ahead of their exams. This runs until 4:30pm.
The clock runs about 45mins slow!
The kids here are brilliant and so much better behaved than in the UK – my job is enjoyable most of the time and certainly working here in Africa has been an amazing experience.
Over 10 hours after my arrival I’m heading home.
I’m sure many of you work in darker dingier places for longer hours so no pleas for sympathy just a recognition that we teachers work longer hours than you might imagine. 😉
P.S I still need to mark those A2 and AS exams tonight – at home until late!