Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Itchy feet

This is the time of year when bright (young) things in the teaching profession get a new job, and it becomes known in the staff room - or the prep room, if your subject area happens to be science - that they are leaving at the end of the year. It has to do with the end of May being the deadline for giving notice under the teaching contracts prevalent in the UK.

I caused some amusement during the discussion of "itchy feet" in the prep room earlier this week when I pointed out that when you reach a certain age (ie mine), the term "itchy feet" refers to retirement not promotion.

"Itchy fingers", I suppose, refers to retirement from the keyboard ...

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