This week, most children and teachers went back to school, and not a day too soon most parents will declare!
Most schools however, opened a day early for an INSET day.
If you’re anything like me, the first time I heard about this was when my daughter was due to start school. I was convinced people were saying, “Tomorrow is an insect day.”
“The School Must Need Fumigating!” I said to myself and believe it or not, a long time elapsed (I can’t remember precisely how long) before I realised that it is in fact, INSET (In-Service Education & Training) day.
Since then, I have had the privilege of going to my former secondary school to speak about the benefits of creating a coaching culture in school on an INSET day, and there were definitely no insects there – at least not in the main hall!
I found this short video entitled What Do Teachers Do on School Inset Days?
Sadly, no one confessed to what I used to think they do.
Perhaps I really was the only one?