We are now more than halfway through half term. I hope you have taken (and are still taking) time to reflect and are not worrying about schemes of work and returning to work on Monday. Yeah right!
Really though, have you ever thought about what your true purpose on Earth is? We only get one life and are you making the most of it? Teaching and inspiring others is a great vocation but it is only since I left teaching I have realised the real reason why I and many others left. Yes it is stressful but so is running your own business - doubly so.
No the real reason I, and I suspect many others, left is that I was not living my true purpose. We are not put on this earth to serve Governments and spend our lives trying to accumulate more stuff. Yet that is at the crux of our education system. Only we can change it from the inside. Reflect on your best lessons - the ones where you felt happiest and the kids came alive. I bet they weren't focused on learning outcomes or targets; more likely you were all having fun. I'm not talking about hedonistic fun here - rather singing, dancing, being connected to nature, telling stories, painting pictures and engaging the imagination in creative ways.
Things are slowly starting to improve - we have forest and beach schools for example. But it isn't enough. Today's children are different. They are more knowing and realise that there is more to life than SATs and GCSEs. Do you have the courage to help your staff and pupils develop as individuals? Perhaps you are unsure how. More than likely you are afraid too. Change is always scary even when it's for the better. Let us lend a listening ear. We know it is lonely at the top but we are here to help. Contact us today and start living your true purpose right now.