Friday Five: Ways to spot a staffroom romance
Teachers are naturally alert. Nobody knows this better than their phone-obsessed pupils…and any lovebirds attempting to conceal a budding romance in the staffroom.
Here are five telltale signs that will lead to the inevitable disclosure of your fledgling relationship:
- Volunteering for the worst trips
You both opt in for yet another trip to the local town to do a traffic survey in the rain. Who knew counting cars could be such a blast?
- Offers of help with marking
Because there’s no more tender a moment than when your hands reach for the same pink highlighter pen. For once, you’re actually thankful for the time-consuming nature of APP.
- Regular trips to the stationery cupboard
What a coincidence that you’re both planning pupil-led lessons involving an entire tree’s worth of sticky notes at exactly the same time!
- Inane giggling at daft in-jokes
While nobody else so much as cracks a smile until the exams are over, you’re both still laughing about that time so-and-so did that thing on the traffic survey trip.
- Loud discussions about your mutual "lack of plans" for half term
No prizes for guessing how that’ll end…