Our form tutor has some very finely honed skills in the field of emotional blackmail. Apparently, we all have to be nice all of sudden, and fetch registers \ file SMILE cards etc. I’m so sick of those damned cards after five years of this now, I think there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that whole-class teaching in Maths might be a better idea, especially for the later years.
Still, we get the regular ‘Progress Review Day’ on Tuesday. Whoever invented this, I salute you, Sir. Going into school for a mere 10 minutes should win some kind of award. On the downside, you do have to think of these bizarre targets to set yourself.