No Bike ride this morning. Instead I am filling in job application forms for submission tomorrow. They are enormous! A huge amount of information is requested and I need to make sure I include all the necessary buzzwords amongst my waffle. In Scotland, on completion of a teaching course you are eligible for a probationer teaching position which is basically a job for a year with support from an assigned mentor at the school. Sometimes you're lucky and the school you are in has a vacancy when you complete your probationary year, Usually though there isn't one so it's a very competitive job market at this time of year. There are so many different types of teaching contracts too. Most are temporary. At this stage I'd be delighted to end up with a teaching position of another year at a school not too far away. Failing that, there is supply teaching, both have their positives and negatives. I feel I'd rather have my own class for the year though and be able to get to know the children as I think that makes life a lot easier. We'll see what happens. Anyway, it's all on top of a busy week at school with two parents evenings added to the usual mayhem. I'm looking forward to the school holdays starting in four weeks time!
I'm procrastinating somewhat by blogging first. I wanted to make sure I posted the photos from our village and woodland walk which was two weekends ago. The bluebells were just starting to flower. They're still flowering now as May has been a cold month so nature is taking her time. That's actually fine by me as May is my favourite month of the year and I feel it has gone by far too quickly for my liking and I appreciate the opportunity of a little extra time to enjoy what May usually has to offer.
Before I finish, I'd just like to thank those who commented on my previous post. I very much appreciate every word that was written. I have been visiting your blogs but in the main I've not had the time to comment properly, I hope to do so sometime soon.
Enjoy your weekend!