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On navigating divorce as a teacher

navigating divorce

Last month the Tes published my article on navigating divorce as a teacher.

I returned to full-time teaching in September 2015, to a new role at a new school, after four years of maternity leave and part-time work. By the end of the month, I was separating from my husband and looking to relocate with my two sons (aged 4 and 1).

To say that academic year was a challenge for me would be an understatement. But I did learn a lot about how to negotiate upheaval while getting on with my day job. And in that year, I also somehow managed a move 100 miles back to my home town, having secured a promotion to head of department.

Going through a divorce is complex, difficult and emotional, and especially so if it’s unexpected. Throw responsibility for the progress of hundreds of students into the mixture and you can find yourself in terrifyingly choppy waters.

So how do you navigate divorce as a teacher?

You can read the rest here.

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