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I got promoted! Answered

I did.

As of September, the Headteacher has asked me to be Acting Head of Year 7. I'll be responsible for the day-to-day welfare and behaviour of 160 children.

This is right out of the blue.

I'm excited.

I'm terrified.

I'm management!

Unfortunately, that means more work, so less time Making, less time online. You won't notice until September, but I'll apologise in advance.

Wow



EDIT

I've already found myself doing stuff - organising a week of activities for 300 kids, and I get to order senior management around...

I think I may enjoy this...

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

12 years ago

WOW! Congratulations!


*Pops cork on champagne bottle*

IMO, you're the perfect man for the job! I truly envy your students!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Hah - I can think of at least three who will hate it.

And a couple of staff will be annoyed, and I'll be in a position to do something about another Head of Year who is not pulling their weight...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Hah, I've already torn up one "to do" list...

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Kiteheadmaster's to do list:

1) Fire a few people

2) Make instructables part of the homework; ie, the class members must each make an ible on how to calculate the radius of a circle

3) Teach every child how to make instant rockets!

4) Hire Kitewife to same school

5) Kick out any migrant American children who refuse to spell color with a U

6) Run for the hills

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 12 years ago

5) Kick out any migrant American children who refuse to spell color with a U

Like you?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Except for the children part. He has shown great prejudice against the non U users, and has persecuted us without mercy. :P 'Tis a wee joke, is all. Just a bit of lighthearted fun. No offense intended.

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 12 years ago

Especially now that I got Adrian involved...I'm staying out of it now, it looks like it's getting a bit ugly.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Hey! Getting in a conversation with me was a BIG MISTAKE?! Lol, jk, no hard feelings I hope...

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

None at all, trust me, I can always have a laugh, sorry for saying you were condescending, you were coming down on me, my natural response is either violence or explanation of argument...

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 12 years ago

lol color !!!!!!!!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

See my edit...

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

I figured you would enjoy it...:D

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

Ouch - it's having an effect already - I haven't had time to browse the site all day, even though I've had three hours without lessons.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Ick! I'm here for you, buddy. I'll help you through your instrutables withdrawl...

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Labot2001
Labot2001

12 years ago

Promotion? *looks both ways before crossing street* Congratuations, Mr. Kiteman!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Thank you. You can stop saluting now.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

I can? Good.

BOOM de yada, BOOM de yada!

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. ROFLMMFAO!!

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

Did you throw an extra "M" in there, or am I about to learn a new acronym?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. ROFLM mofo AO ;)

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PKM
PKM

Reply 12 years ago

Personally, for the superlative of "ROFLMAO" I prefer ROFLSHMALFO-

Rolling On the Floor Laughing So Hard My Artificial Leg Fell Off

pronounced "Rofful-Shmal-Foe"

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

ROFLSHIARMOLORIWALATFOAW!

Rolling On the Floor Laughing So Hard I Accidentally Ripped My Own Leg Off, Replaced It With an Artificial Leg and That Fell Off As Well.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Only twice...

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Thankfully during these bouts carpal tunnel didn't set in...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

Congrats !

Acting Head of Year 7

I didn't know you were in show business too LOL

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Da-dum tish!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Thank you for your confidence in my abilities...

I've seen that summarised in two words: scum floats.

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Bran
Bran

12 years ago

I'm confused - you work at the same school, but you don't teach?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

I'll still teach, but less. I won't have a tutor group :-( but I will get to have a much bigger say in the running of the school. I'll also be involved in child protection issues, which I'm not looking forward to - there are some things I'd rather not be reminded of.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

I'll also be involved in child protection issues, which I'm not looking forward to - there are some things I'd rather not be reminded of. Well, I sure know what you mean, but why not think of it this way: you could save helpless children from abusive situations or even save a child's life! Isn't that worth all the bother?

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 12 years ago

...and the fights with parents for telling them how to raise their children, the lawsuits, the fighting, angry moms beating him up (they're surprisingly good fighters), the personal troubles if it involves a relative/neighbor/friend, children crying, and of course revenge. Go for it Kiteman! *Raises thumbs*

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, but for me anyhow, it would be worth it to shield even one child from harm. But then, I'm not the one who's gonna have to put up with all that other stuff!

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 12 years ago

ROFL!!

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Why is that so funny?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

There's one thing guaranteed to wind me up - a whining child with a long story along the lines of...

She said that he said that they said that I sad that they said that she said that he looked at me funny.

Oh - I'll get interviewed by the school inspectors next time they come... >runs for hills<

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

She said that he said that they said that I sad that they said that she said that he looked at me funny.

LOL! And I found ANOTHER typo! Really, I expected better, coming from the new headmaster of the school!

Oh - I'll get interviewed by the school inspectors next time they come... >runs for hills<

Don't forget to talk about how much you like explosions and fire! :D

What will you do when the school closes? Move?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

I'm already working on getting a place at the local-to-my-current-school high school (where 300 kids from my current school will be getting transferred).

I'm confident of getting a place, I'm just trying to get around the interview - I hate interviews.

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

Gotcha. Hope it works out good!

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

12 years ago

Yay! Congrats! And I hope the pay makes up for the extra work! :D

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

We'll see - it's only for a term (hence the "acting"), but it depends whether anybody applies for the permanent position that starts in January, whether they want to work in a school already scheduled for closure.

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 12 years ago

I suppose the term that you do the job for can be used to decide whether you want to apply for it yourself. Congrats!

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

Really? They picked you? hm..food for thought.

=P

But really, Congrats! Are you gonna miss teaching?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

No, I'll still be teaching, and I'll probably still have a lab. I just won't be my lab because another teacher will have a class based in there.