Tuesday, 19 July 2011

HHHMMMMM last week at work...........

Oh boy does it feel strange.

I am leaving work on Friday along with 5 other TA's who were told in March that our Job's were at risk and they had to make redundancies, What a shock that was.

A 50% TA staff cut.

Am I sad, yes I am, I have given almost 6 years to the school, I have seen some lovely pupils blossom into very mature students. I have witnessed some disturbing behaviour by some students, wondering how will I cope with this; I did and I am proud of that.

On Monday a group of girls who I support gave me some lovely cards, they were most upset when I let them know I would not be returning in September and they begged me to stay, alas I cannot.

I wish all of the students I support the very best for the future and I hope that you achieve your goals.

Friday I feel will be the most difficult day, finding people to say goodbye to; knowing that I am unlikely to see them again.

The thought hurts a lot and I am in tears now.



  1. Barbara this is so sad, my heart goes out to you and I cannot imagine how you feel right now. All I can do is send you some virtual ((HUGS)).
    Monica xx

  2. Hi there!
    I found you on splitcoast while I was looking for empty dvd cases without the circle inside and I thought I would contact you to ask where you bought your plain dvd cases as I am looking for some and you did mention you got them in the uk. However, when I read yoru first post, my heart goes out to you as I am a TA as well and I totally feel for you. I have too worked in my school for 6 years and so far we do not know what awaits us in the future!
    I hope you find another job soon. Lots of hugs and take this time to relax and maybe reflect on your career? It is a difficult climate but there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

    If you do remember where you got the dvd cases please let me know here



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