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I'm marking the first Teacher Assessment for my Year 6 kids and every. single. one. triggers a mental chorus of OMG OMG OMG D:D:D: I am the worst teacher ever. That's the only explanation for 25/27 kids scoring so abysmally.

Actually want to cry. Think I might.

Date: 2014-02-07 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frumiousme.livejournal.com
chin up sweetie. think about the kind of class you have in front of you and whether or not the scores are good for their level rather than comparing them against the standard. value added sometimes doesn't mean meeting the standard. good luck! i teach teenagers - you couldn't pay me enough to teach year 6 :)

Date: 2014-02-07 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sistermu.livejournal.com
Three things to remember, on top of what frumiousme said :
1) They wouldn't let you be a teacher if they didn't think you could do it.
2) One of the teachers at my children's school told me that year 6s go through a lot of angst during the last two terms, worrying about the move to secondary school, whether they'll be able to handle it, whether they'll lose their friends or be able to make new ones. Our school has a weekly club to bring back year 7s, who left the previous year, to spend time with the year 6s. It helps both year groups.
If you think you need help, ask for it. The school have a vested interest in the pupils success and yours. Or they'll tell you that this happens every year.

To be honest, since you're a relatively new teacher, I'm surprised they started you with a Year 6 class.

Chin up. You can do this.

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