Gaelic teacher’s colleagues being wide as hell again

Highland based secondary school Gaelic teacher Annie Maclean has reached that time of year when a reasonable number of her colleagues decide to act in a completely unprofessional manner which would be entirely unacceptable, and in fact in some cases would probably result in the GTC giving them a kick in the gonads striking them off if they did it about any other grouping of people.

“Aye, got your class of 3 there again I see” said Mr Wilson, the sardonic and broken shell of a 53 year old techie teacher, as he barged into the cupboard that Annie has been given as her classroom for the last four years to use the printer, as he left he could be heard muttering to himself “all that funding you guys get” as he wandered back down to top up his morning coffee breath whilst his fully funded technician, (Gaz, who is actually sound craic and his granny is from Staoinebrig) cuts all the wood, prepares the bricks and installs the new lathe and electric sander for this department.

“What’s the Gaelic for Tony Blair is a Jacuzzi? Haha” said Beth Horne, a highly ambitious English teacher at Friday drinks, planting the seed for Annie to have to spend three hours in a drunken, gin-fuelled argument at the Christmas night out having to not only defend the right of her subject, but also her language and indeed people to exist in modern day Scotland, whilst Beth claims she isn’t closeminded because she can speak French.

Terry McDonald in Maths hasn’t taken on Annie as of yet, but he has been very happy to tell the Gaelic medium kids in his classes that their language is dead and that the language of their education for the last ten years is a pointless waste of time. Of course, Annie has had this reported back to her by the kids, obviously distressed at this unchecked aggression from an adult who is tasked with their care.

Last but not least is Campbell MacIntyre, Chemistry teacher who organised a “Chemistry Trip” to Disneyland for 10 days which took most of Annie’s N5 class away during their talking test last year, but he’s been really pissy with her for the last two weeks because one girl was five minutes late for his class because they were finishing off an edit for FilmG.

However, Annie said “It’s a pian san tòin quite a lot of the time. I can’t think of a single other subject where you have to actually defend its existence with your own professional colleagues on an ongoing basis. One of the things that keeps me going is the fact I genuinely flicking love my language and want to impart that to the kids, and if the four or five miscreants in this school who nip at me about my so called smaller class sizes which I work just as fleeking hard to prepare for as they do, or the frankly non-existent funding they seem to think I’m rolling in, actually had a teaspoon of my enthusiasm for Gaelic for their own subject, then maybe they’d not be so bitter and twisted. I maybe should just give it to them eadar an dà shùil, ach fhios ‘ad I know I’m better than them , and anyway everyone else in the school is sound.”

Annie finished off “Film G, interdisciplinary projects, school shows, choirs, girls football, lunch clubs, knowing all my kids names. I do all that and still do my job. I’m fleeking Gaelic superwoman. Hear me roar”