This week I started back supply teaching again. The recruitment consultant had said the school was for children with ‘very challenging behaviour’. On Tuesday I shadowed another teacher to get to know the school and some of the boys. There were some horrific backstories, but as shocking as it is to hear a ten-year-old boy call you a cunt before throwing a chair at you; it’s not that surprising when you learn their mum has just come out of prison, just as their dad is going back in.

I give Sion and Eleri extra big hugs when I get home.