Surviving the last few days of term before Christmas: what you need to know

Spread the festive cheer, carry on as usual or call in sick? Here are some of your top tips

Martin George

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Congratulations, you have made it into the final stretch!

The end of the school play rehearsals, an ever-expanding supply of mince pies in the staff room, and the faintest sound of Santa’s sleigh bells approaching can only mean one thing: it is the final week before Christmas.

So, with the start of the holidays just around the corner, how should teachers cope with the final few lessons before the school bell rings for the last time?

We asked you for your top tips for surviving the run-up to Christmas at school. As ever, you did not disappoint. Here are some of the best replies.

For some people, the answer lies in embracing the festive cheer:












For others, it is a time to reflect on those who are worse off:



But not all people want anything to be different:






And one person had a response that we at Tes definitely could not endorse:


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Martin George

Martin George

Martin George is a reporter at Tes

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