Teachmeets are one useful form of CPD. I’ll be at Teachmeet Sussex this coming Thursday and I’m currently working on plans to hold the next Teachmeet Portsmouth on an aircraft carrier. However, sometimes it’s just nice to talk and not listen. Or run around shooting people with lasers. It’s also nice to have a local (ish) support network that meets face-to-face. With this in mind, I suggested the first #worthingteachup. No agenda, a pub, no pressure, no plan, no egos, eat if you like, drink what you like.
This led to ten teachers meeting up in the Mulberry in Goring on Thursday for a natter and plenty of laughs. Certainly, I’ve picked up some advice on health and safety and am now aware how to eat a giant hanging chicken kebab! I’ve also met a parent of a girl in my son’s reception class and enjoyed an ale or two on a school night.
The plan now is to meet once every half term in the same location (until they kick us out…). Thank you to those that came along, making this an enjoyable evening. I remember that the first #tmpompey I organised was attended by around ten people, so one day maybe we’ll fill up the pub! Get in touch or stay tuned to this blog or my twitter timeline for details of the next #worthingteachup.