The best job in the world
Being a Headteacher is a really lonely job. This doesn’t mean it isn’t a great job, and it doesn’t mean it isn’t rewarding, satisfying and exciting. But those of us who have done it know how draining it can be emotionally, how tough psychologically and just how all-consuming, often to the point where relationships with family and friends suffer.
We make decisions that nobody else really wants to, we put up with initiative after initiative from consecutive governments, we listen, we praise, we smile till our jaws ache, we care deeply for our children, we support our staff, our parents, our local communities and we always do our best.