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‘Won’t you miss them?’ she asks. I shrug unapologetically

Saying goodbye is never easy. Unless you’re a seasoned veteran of bowing out

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Another academic year has ended and, as students merrily lolloped out of college on the final teaching day, a colleague turned to me in the staffroom and said: “I find this really hard. I’m going to miss them.” Another teacher popped her head out from behind her screen and, with a creased brow, slowly nodded.

Sometimes I forget to use the firewall between my thoughts and my face. This must have been such an occasion. My colleague’s expression suddenly hardened as she glared over at me. “What? Won’t you miss them?” she said. I shrugged and shook my head.

I care about my students and I like all ...

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