Trip Of A Lifetime

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Settling Down A Bit

Well, we've been working now for a couple of weeks. The schools are many and varied. All boys, all girls, co-ed. I haven't had to go through another school like the dreaded year 11 boys last week. The more you teach here, the better prepared you are for it which makes it easier.

This morning I had an interview at a school near Richmond that is looking for a part-time drama teacher. Last night at about 5pm I was told that they'd like me in today and could I please teach a 20 minute workshop about some aspect of Romeo and Juliet. That's as well as the interview. A smart way of finding out a lot about a teacher before hiring them but shit... I was nervous all night and all morning! They did offered me the position but I need to see if they will pay enough because it's part-time over four days. In terms of time off it's lovely because I would get late starts and early finishes at least twice a week, but if I don't get paid for at least two and half days a week then I can't earn enough to live. We'll see. I'm a lot more comfortable here now so the supply work isn't as difficult... it's just incredibly boring!

On Wednesday I worked at an all-girls school. It was quite nice actually because most of my day was English and the work left was something that I could get involved with and use some of my teaching skills with. The problem here was that they have two campuses within a ten minute walk from each other and I was never on the same campus for more than one lesson. On the bright side, my butt may just shrink yet!

Our apartment is nice and cosy, if a little chilly when we get home from work. We bought a blanket and have stocked the fridge so it's starting to feel a little more like a home.

One of the agencies has organised a bit of a soiree tonight at their offices. I don't want to go. I couldn't be stuffed. I've had to travel halfway across London and back today for my interview and, I'm sorry but that was just a bit stressful, so I'm tired and want to go home. *whinge whinge pout pout* It's bad enough that we're a small group of four teachers who seem to like to complain. I don't want to be in a room with a whole lot more teachers, who I don't even know, complaining about god knows what. I will go though... and I'll probably enjoy it. Maybe I can take tomorrow off as a result?


  • So how did the "soiree" go? Hope you've been able to relax a bit and that you get that job you interviewed for.


    By Blogger Riss, at 11:25 am  

  • I can't get enough of your wonderfully detailed descriptions of good old London life...please keep them coming...I'm right beside you.

    Lots of love, Pol x

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:22 pm  

  • Got your postcard from Niagara yesterday. Thanks!!

    By Blogger Riss, at 2:02 am  

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