When I started teaching, a mere 17 years ago, I walked around the school expecting someone to tap me on the shoulder and tell me I was rubbish at teaching.
Today was the day.
Three years ago I was so confident in my teaching that I began to apply for Deputy Headships. I had already been drafted in as part of an LA initiative to support teachers in other schools. So successful had I been, that I was asked to present at the rollout of the initiative in London schools.
Well how are the mighty fallen. Pride goes before a fall.
Today I was advised, that although he really didn’t want to, my HT was going to have to start capability with me.
I resigned as a member of SLT and as staff governor. And now I have a choice.
Stay and fight or take early retirement.
Which would you choose?