Thursday, 4 August 2011

A Head Matter

Teachers need stimulation. If it's not there, then their working lives are dull and they become unfulfilled, living restricted lives. Earlier this year the headship of Foula Primary School, pictured above, was on offer and many people would have been deciding whether to apply. The negatives of such an appointment are that it's insular, there's no getting away from pupils or parents in term-time and the number of pupils are usually counted on the fingers of one hand. The positives are a manageable and influential position, facilities that were constructed only 20 years ago, a house supplied and an annual salary approaching £50k with 12 weeks holiday. Would you, were you suitably qualified, have applied?

Scottish Islands Explorer - posing occasional questions

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