Things You Need to Hear

Everyone is exhausted. Everyone. It’s been an absolutely manic half term. For some it’s over today, for many of us there is still a week to go. If you’ve made it…well done.

I think we all thought this half term might be different. A return to some kind of normal. And to an extent is has been. Classes have probably been more settled, routines are probably a bit more like normal, but it still feels…off. We’re back to working at 120mph when we all promised we wouldn’t during lockdown. We’ve got all sorts of pressures, challenges and anxieties and then on top of that we’ve got managing covid, absence, remote learning and keeping on top of all that as well. Relentless is absolutely the word for it. Endlessly relentless.

If you are anything like me, you’re wrecked. Maybe you’re feeling low. Down, demotivated, dejected. Maybe it is just sheer exhaustion, the thought of how you manage any more wake ups.

But that’s not the whole story.

There is more to this half term. This half term can be full of pride. There are things we all need to hear and they are things we don’t get told enough, not nearly enough.

You’re Better Than You Think

Be Proud of Yourself

You are Appreciated

Published by @secretHT1

Primary HT. Using this as a space to write honestly and freely about the state of education currently.

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