Dear Shelia, Jo, Kezzie, Frugal in Essex, Susan, Sam,
Judy, Judith and Julia
Thank you all for your comments over the last 24 hours.
Support through the 'blogosphere' from across the world is really, really special...
I don't normally post on Mondays, but I thought that you might like to read what happened next..
C. didn't show up at work today!!!
She had "Childcare problems"...??!
(I guess that it saved me a whole day of biting my tongue or saying something that I might regret..)
On the other hand, O.R. has decided to put off her bunions operation indefinitely.
(This is good news as she may well end up running the department in September!)
The rest of the day was really pleasant and full of 'nice stuff'...
The two Year 7 classes were enthusiastic and sweet.
Year 10 worked epically hard and with real focus....
And Year 9 reacted well to their latest performance challenge.
There WAS an awkward moment towards the end of the day when one of the Year 9 girls asked me if C. was still going to teach them next year. I was caught unawares and gave a non-committal, 'teachery' reply like "That's what the curriculum model says..."
Since I posted yesterday I feel less angry and tearful/frustrated about the situation -
nevertheless, I think I'm still going to feel 'niggled' on behalf of the kids for quite some time.
As you'd expect, the Senior Management Team are VERY cross...
(But they get paid a lot of money to manage these emotions!!!)
So Ladies - thanks again!
Julia - can you let me have a link to your blog?
All the best,