It’s 2:30 p.m. on the last Friday of the Christmas Term. The students have all gone home, we have said our goodbyes to three staff – one moving to Dubai, another who has been promoted to head of department and another who has secured a permanent post at a university – enjoyed end of term mince pies, Christmas cakes and drinks, before the usual staff wacky races exit of the car park.
I am about to move into my most effective period of headship this term. There is only myself, a few office staff, the site supervisors and cleaners on site. I feel that I am now at last in control, the ship is running smoothly on a steady course and I’m about to enter my Efficient Zone, so … Let us give thanks.
When I look back at the term, we have much to give thanks for…
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