One of the things that you are not warned about in your training to become a headteacher is the prospect of being called out in the night because the burglar alarms are screaming out.
On the number of occasions in the past these have been false alarms – how many times can you tell staff not to hang things over the heaters? But a few weeks ago it was the real thing. This unnerving experience of turning up to work in the dark to find windows smashed and someone trying to get into school has taken its toll. So when the alarms went off t his morning off I went in trepidation once more. It was lovely, but unusual, to be met on site by a policeman who walked around school with me. Luckily nothing was amiss and it will be back to moaning at the staff for hanging objects, as lovely as they make the classroom during the day, in the vicinity of the heating system!
A lovely start to week 2 of the Holidays!