After a busy weekend, this will be a very quick post, as I have lots to do before I get back in the classroom tomorrow, for the first time since June. It's a bit of a gulp moment - somehow that start-of-a-new-school-year feeling (crisp uniform, new haircut, shoes that rub and butterflies in the stomach) has never quite left me, in spite of fourteen odd years as a pupil, four at college and more than twenty-five (Yes! That many!) teaching.
So this seemed apt.
It's a 'design' (I use the term loosely) I came up with myself, and the words were pinched from that well-known source of advice for life, 'Top Gear', by none other than 'The Hamster'. I hope he doesn't mind that I stole his words - can you steal the spoken word?
I will now go and throw my all into lesson planning and preparation, reminding myself that seven, eight and nine year olds really aren't that scary and thanking my lucky stars that my school got OFSTEDed last week!