If you read this post and it resonants, find the ‘Gemma(s)’ in your school and simply recognise their contribution.
To conclude, this post is written with Gemma’s endorsement.
Use what you need. I do miss teaching my subject which I am so passionate about so as I say I don’t want to say it’s forever but teaching needs to change, and things need to be much more flexible as you say, as well as supportive. If people don’t feel valued they will go somewhere where they do.
To Wiltshire Headteachers, especially those near Bath, be aware that a truly amazing History teacher lurks in your midst, a former teacher “open to possibilities.” If you lead a large school, with a flexible staffing model, then Gemma is a History teacher your History students would thrive with.
This post is shared for two people. For Gemma, thank you for connecting. Second, for Julian Stanley (CEO – Education Support Partnership) whose coaching, forthright challenge and unwilting support, is without question, a contributory reasons I remain invested in education.