Friday 25th April
As the summer term at school begins, I must come to terms with the fact that I am unemployed! For the first time in nineteen years!
I had to take ‘sick leave’ last May when my surgeries began: I was on full pay for six months, followed by six months of half pay. That has now finished. Arghhhh.
But all is not lost. The head teacher has been very understanding of my situation, and I return in September, albeit on a much reduced timetable, teaching only mathematics.
I could not end my teaching career with a sick-note. I love my job, enjoy being with the students, helping them to achieve their potential.
“I’ll be back”.