First day nerves!
Well, here I am, in the world of Blog! Easy to get in but now have to DO something! I’ll tell you about my day.
Had the pleasure of appointing someone to their first position working with children in a mainstream school nursery. It was a nervous time for all. The candidates obviously shook with fear & trepidation of what lay ahead. Would the children do as they asked? Would they enjoy the stories they’d chosen? Would their hearts thump so loudly that the children would not be able to hear the story anyway?
What about those ‘doing the deed’. This is always such a nerve wracking thing to do. You have the power to start someone off in a new direction, sometimes set them off on their teaching career. What if you make the wrong choice? What if they can jump through all the hoops you present but on the chalk face come a cropper? What about the children? Depending on the time of the appointment, they can spend at least a year with this person. What about their parents? Will they think you’ve made the right choice? Will their angel be happy? Will they learn anything? Is that important?
Time’s up! The performers have performed, questions have been asked – decision time! Thankfully we all agreed on the successful applicant. Now we just have to ‘wait & see’. God, I hate that phrase but that may be another blog!