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The 12 weeks of probation

Well, you've made it to Christmas! It's been a rollercoaster ride.

Primary Teacher, Kingsland Primary School, Peebles

Don't read this quietly to your self! Sing it out loud and proud!

On the first week of Probation,
My Mentor gave to me:
A forward plan and a cup of tea.

On the second week of Probation,
My Mentor gave to me:
Two reams of paper!
And a forward plan and a cup of tea.

On the third week of Probation,
My Mentor gave to me
Three French pens,
Two reams of paper,
And a forward plan and a cup of tea.

On the fourth week of Probation,
My Mentor gave to me:
Four calming words,
Three French pens,
Two reams of paper,
And a forward plan and a cup of tea.

On the fifth week of Probation,
My Mentor gave to me:
Five assembly hymns,
Four calming words,
Three French pens,
Two reams of paper!
And a forward plan and a cup of tea.

On the sixth week of Probation
My Mentor gave to me:
Six tips for staying,
Five assembly hymns,
Four calming words,
Three French pens,
Two reams of paper!
And a forward plan and a cup of tea.

On the seventh week of Probation,
My Mentor gave to me
P Seven songs a-singing,
Six tips for staying,
Five assembly hymns,
Four calming words,
Three French pens,
Two reams of paper!
And a forward plan and a cup of tea.

On the eighth week of probation,
My Mentor gave to me
Eight ways of thinking
P Seven songs a-singing,
Six tips for staying,
Five assembly hymns,
Four calming words,
Three French pens,
Two reams of paper
And a forward plan and a cup of tea.

On the ninth week of probation,
My Mentor gave to me
Nine plans for advancing,
Eight ways of thinking
P Seven songs a-singing,
Six tips for staying,
Five assembly hymns,
Four calming words,
Three French pens,
Two reams of paper
And a forward plan and a cup of tea.

On the tenth week of probation,
My Mentor gave to me
Ten lessons for observing!
Nine plans for advancing,
Eight ways of thinking
P Seven songs a-singing,
Six tips for staying,
Five assembly hymns,
Four calming words,
Three French pens,
Two reams of paper
And a forward plan and a cup of tea.

On the eleventh week of probation,
My Mentor gave to me
Eleven standards for meeting
Ten lessons for observing!
Nine plans for advancing,
Eight ways of thinking
P Seven songs a-singing,
Six tips for staying,
Five assembly hymns,
Four calming words,
Three French pens,
Two reams of paper
And a forward plan and a cup of tea.

On the twelfth week of probation,
My Mentor gave to me
Twelve holidays a coming!
Eleven standards for meeting
Ten lessons for observing!
Nine plans for advancing,
Eight ways of thinking
P Seven songs a-singing,
Six tips for staying,
Five assembly hymns,
Four calming words,
Three French pens,
Two reams of paper
A forward plan and a large G & T!

I couldn't have made it this far without support from everyone in my school but especially my mentor, thanks Pauline Copeland!