You don’t find many teachers complaining about their work during August and even though I don’t get school holidays working for the local authority, I am happy. This is because I have provided a good end to the service I’ve worked for during the last seven years. All has gone according to plan with the mainstreaming of good practice through training and partnership working. As I approach my final days, it seems that the voluntary sector are likely to be able to pick up some of the work through the development of a bid.
As far as my future goes, I have a new job. It’s a one day a week appointment with an educational charity. I’ll be working with local schools to promote the achievement of the most vulnerable pupils including those with special educational needs and disability. I’m looking forward to the challenge of a new position and, as I’ll be working part-time, I’ll have more time to commit to writing. My creative writing studies start in October and I’ll have renewed energy by then. In the meantime, you might like to take a look at collaborative writing project that I was involved with, called ‘Hot Potato’. Artipeeps has brought together eight writers to develop one story. Take a look here.