October 2016


October 27th, 2016|Blog, Personal|

A few weeks ago I had a phone call to say that a parcel had arrived for me in reception. I'd thought it was just something my hubbie had ordered from eBay and could wait - the new beard trimmer he had ordered a week or so before (that we [...]

September 2016

Year 7 Resits – Calling all bloggers!

September 29th, 2016|Blog, Edexcel, Personal, Uncategorized|

Whilst we are waiting for the promised consultation on the year 7 resits (now being called progress tests!) I am going to try to persuade as many "bloggers" (I still don’t consider myself one of those ... I'm a teacher!) as I can, to write a blog post (or should [...]

August 2016

Another year …

August 23rd, 2016|Personal|

I can't sleep. I had all these grand ideas about being able to do a blog post a day but I have slipped easily into "normal" life and spent lots of time doing things that I don't have time to do in term time. To be honest I've tried to [...]

July 2016

Thought I’d share

July 31st, 2016|Blog, Personal|

So it's Sunday morning and I've had a lie in but it appears that my god-kids have been up doing some maths this morning. My god-son Vinnie was up at 8 am and his sister Madison ploughed in after breakfast and there was some much-needed golden silence in their household [...]

Blogging and Twitter

July 24th, 2016|Blog, Personal|

In October 2014 I wrote a post about why I blog and tweet (I still don't know what makes a good or a bad blog post by the way!) and then in Feb 2015 I wrote my "idiots guide to Twitter". I suppose the point of this post is to [...]

A reminder

July 23rd, 2016|Blog, Personal, Teaching|

Today has been the first time in a few years where we haven't been saying goodbye to someone in the team or saying our own farewells on the last day of term - the department is stable and we have no one leaving either. I know this isn't the case [...]

December 2015

Yay! Term 1 done.

December 21st, 2015|Blog, Personal|

Yay. We made it. Term one is done and dusted but what a term it has been! The academic year started with the school where we moved to last September expecting a visit from Osfted – as a school that “requires improvement” already being an academy if they didn’t like [...]