How to effectively draw your school year to a close

1) Remember your goodbyes

Every time I visit my family, the goodbyes are long and full of love. My brother regularly says, “toodle-pip, toodle-pop and toodle-oo!” It helps us all to remember that we love and are loved.

Sign in window saying, “See you later”
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2) Reflect on the year that has been

Within a couple of days of the end of school, find a quiet moment to reflect on your school year:

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  • What have been the highlights?
  • What have been the lowlights?
  • What influence did you have over these moments?
  • What would you like to carry forward into the new school year? How might you do this?

3) Leave yourself a roadmap for September

The likelihood is that you have a few things that you’d like to achieve before September. Perhaps you ran out of time this side of the summer holiday or you ran out of steam. Both are ok. It’s normal to have things left over.

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Gemma Drinkall

Gemma Drinkall

Helping teachers to create clear boundaries and love their job again.