Staff threw me a lovely leaving party and bought me champagne.
A few students said extremely lovely things like they never had a favourite teacher until me and that I am the most positive and joyful teacher they ever had.
Then one went and spoiled it by saying that he heard I was gay but that I couldn’t be because I was a great teacher. I said, in response, “That’s an interesting analysis, I don’t think the two things are related”
Aren’t teenagers strange? Most are lovely and wonderful individuals but some are growing up in homes where homophobia is normal and this is not preparing them for the real world.
I am focussing on the positives and having a beer to celebrate another term of trying to make a difference.
Here’s where to leave your endorsement for my NDA nomination: