1 You're spending more of your breaktime in the classroom and less in the staffroom. This is because ...
A You've got to catch up on your seemingly never-ending records and marking.
B That new head of department has swiped your favourite chair.
C You buy your own copy of The TES and you feel you need a quiet time to sort out the timetable for next year.
D You'll be right back as soon as you've finished off smartening up the classroom for next week's open day.
2 You're not looking forward to parents' evening because ...
A The parents expect literacy and numeracy ages, which means lots of assessments.
B You'll just grit your teeth and agree their offspring are geniuses.
C The head's appointment system is a recipe for chaos.
D It's not so bad; it's just that you never get to see the parents you really need to see.
3 Ofsted has lambasted a colleague's unimaginative teaching approach. Do you? ...
A Feel angry that they expect imagination as well - on top of everything else.
B Have the foresight to do something new and challenging with your classes that week.
C Reckon you could organise a really fruitful in-service training day on creative teaching.
D Take the colleague for a drink and agree that Ofsted is run by a load of prats.
4 Your subject is next for curriculum development. So ...
A You go along to the meeting and find out what is expected of you. Too much, of course.
B You've got ideas but somehow doubt anyone will take any notice.
C You're heading the committee, you've scheduled the meetings and, by golly, it's going to be really good!
D You do a short paper on your main idea.
5 At a school inclusiveness meeting one of the parents says the brightest children are ignored. You think ...
A There may be something in this, but there aren't enough learning assistants for the less able.
B Same old story. This head's against sets anyway.
C Let's find out whether this is true. Perhaps the university's department of education could devise some tests.
D It's not true in my class and anyone's welcome to check it out.
6 The head gets money for professional development. You suggest...
A I haven't got time for professional development.
B A sabbatical term that would allow me to to study the latest in my subject would be really great.
C Could I swing a county hall attachment or perhaps one of those OU professional courses?
D Can we pool thoughts on what might be useful?
7 The NQT is quite clearly struggling with his workload. You say ...
A Welcome to the real world, mate. We're all struggling.
B I can give you a few survival tips.
C As your mentor, I think your work is within the guidelines, but we'll look at it.
D Come to the pub after work on Friday and we'll talk it over.
8. You're being driven mad by an ambitious colleague. This is because ...
A My own ambition is to get through each week.
B I don't really know, but it makes me feel restless and irritable.
C He's trying to do it by currying favour instead of constructively working to the school's plan.
D He's turning into a backstabber.
9 The summer holidays are here. You feel ...
A Relieved, exhausted, profoundly glad to hear no more bells.
B Pleased enough, I suppose, but every year's the same.
C Glad of the chance to read some of the school management theory bumph you've accumulated over the past year.
D Fabulous, wonderful!
10 You happen to bump into a career consultant one day at your neighbour's barbecue. Do you? ...
A Say you wish you'd had an aptitude test at school.
B Steer clear because you don't want to be analysed.
C Ask what it's like being a consultant.
D Have fun exchanging barbecue horror stories - after all, who wants to talk shop?