People, generally, are irritating me… And not even specifically! I feel quite harassed by everybody – even when they’re not actually, in reality, making too many demands. Maybe it is because a lot is coming from several directions?
Thankfully my work stuff is all up to date … and that is a good thing because as from the beginning of December I shall be employed in SEVEN different job roles! Yep – quite a plump portfolio!
In the past two weeks I have been offered two more jobs – another very part-time Clerk to the Governor’s at a very small Primary School in a tiny village called Withington. There are 46 pupils between Reception and Year 6, and approximately 15 pre-schoolers. The thing is, I think the contract is only for approximately a month pro rata over the academic year and it might be more trouble than it’s worth… but I am being asked to apply for these roles and you never know where things might go. For example, today I was offered another Administrative Assistant role at one of ‘my’ other schools. It is for 12 hours per week and would complement the other school office job (on Fridays) and basically, what I ‘lost’ by leaving Bredon School because of the travel / inflexible approach, will now be covered in two-and-a-half days with a lot less travel.
Having said that, by the beginning of 2022 it will have levelled out somewhat as I am ‘losing’ one Clerk role – as two schools are merging and as such, so are the governing boards. I knew this would be the case and, in all honesty, it has been a more problematic scenario linked to educational inspections, special measures, leadership and management evaluations. It was a positive ‘learning curve’ but I’m quite pleased that I can draw a line under it soon.
So, what else? Well, from the sublime to the ridiculous (as is often the case).
Paul has been working long hours at the Malvern / Three Counties Showground where he has been setting up the ‘Winter Glow’ event – have a look:
However, for the next month or so his main work will be at *Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park and is ‘in charge’ of the (click links) Enchanted Light Trail and Enchanted. This is quite a nice gig insofar as it probably won’t start until 2pm, finishing mid-evening and is only 10 miles (maximum) from Winchcombe – via country roads and lanes, so not much traffic - except for the odd tractor and stupid gamebirds running amok! Naturally Paul will have to work over Christmas (not Christmas Day itself) but he is used to that because of operating on Panto throughout his varied theatrical career! Thankfully this Farm Park Light Trail is “locked in” because there has been only very limited work offered from the Everyman Theatre and its production of Jack and The Beanstalk this year. Phew!