Confessions of a Teacher - End of Year

“It's at that point you see the impact you had on their life”

Teachers reflect on the end of school year in this film.

Please note this film contains some strong language.

How do you feel as you approach the end of a teaching year?

In this short film, teachers share their funny stories about end of school year trips and proms, as well as opening up about how it feels when pupils move on.

One teacher says: “When year 11 leaves, I think it's always bittersweet because you miss them.”

Others find themselves reflecting on their reasons for teaching: “You feel a sense of pride inside because you know that's your moral purpose or why you came into teaching.” Another explains: “As sad as it is to see them go, it's at that point you see the impact you had on their life.”

This film is one of a series in which teachers open up and tell it like it is. You might also be in interested in these films discussing exams and bad behaviour.

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