It’s summer time, all the little monsters are now their parent’s responsibility for 2 months and we get a month of pure freedom. But you know, this last term has really made me consider things – this was my first year of working in a primary school and it has probably been the toughest year of my life – but the one thing that I have notices , and I don’t know if it just here or all over the world, but the way schools are run is just wrong.
Schools seem to be run by people who know nothing about running a school, they are experienced in running a business and that is not what a school is. While it may be “for-profit” it doesn’t mean it runs like your average business, the students and their parents are not clients, the teachers are not office workers and it isn’t all about the profit.
In this last term the things that have been asked of the staff have been ridiculous, it’s like the management team just completely disregard the fact that we still have small humans running around under our feet who need out attention and instead think we are all able to sit at our desks and bang out what ever they need as and when they need it and that is not the way this all works.
People need to start to understand what it is to be in a classroom with children. I know that as a librarian I get off slightly easier than the rest of the staff but I have been in a classroom before and I know that the most precious time is those 5 or 10 minutes you get a day where you are able to go pee.