What does QTS mean I do?
First of all, I'm a class teacher, computing subject leader and a year group leader who is part of SLT. That gives this post a setting. So, here are the roles that stand out from year eight of 'being a teacher':
Removal man: In September I changed classrooms. I moved things from one room to another. Incidentally, I'm on the move again as I write...
Interior Designer: Where shall I put the furniture and what shall I put on the walls?
First Aider: (Unofficially, as I have no qualification). A child hurts themselves and informs the teacher. While en route to find a first aider, I've often needed to begin triage.
Computer Technician: "This is not working - make it work (now)".
Senior Buyer: Finding new resources and 'kit', finding the best price and then initiating a purchase.
Social Media Manager: Upkeep of social media streams.
Security Council: Mostly between children from my class, year group or playground duty, and occasionally the adults!
Referee, umpire, judge: PE lessons.
Travel Agent: Planned and carried out a residential. Not one of those organised by a company, oh no, one sorted out by yours truly.
Judge, jury and 'executioner': Getting the truth out of children, deciding what the consequences are and dealing with out fallout.
Dance Troupe Performer: Christmas dance.
Actor: Literacy play.
Director and Editor: Creating films and supporting that.
Many of the above may not be required, but they add to an interesting and enjoyable job. Wanted to reflect on how diverse the 190 days that make up the year in the classroom can be. I'm sure there's more I've missed and look forward to hearing from others about what they've been up to.