Ok, I’m going to say it. I’m done with school trips. Not entirely because I don’t think they have value but because of the downstream consequences of them. You see, I hate it when students miss class. I guess losing a class is generally really bad, worse than not doing an assignment or homework.
On Wednesday 30th May, we met for the most recent cover supervisor training. It took place at Elizabeth Garett Anderson School in Islington, in a great self-contained room called the Pod.
During my visit to Canada in January 2018, I was lucky enough to be able to visit two Elementary schools in the Barrie area, Simcoe County Board, Ontario. I was warmly welcomed by the Principles and Vice Principles of both schools, who were very keen to show me around and to share information about their wonderful schools.
Both school buildings were different in style and layout. The timetables varied slightly too, one of the schools had a slightly later start for the students. Every classroom was inviting and I was welcomed in with smiles and hellos.