March 2020

May be of use …

2020-03-15T23:00:44+00:00March 15th, 2020|Blog, Edexcel, Resources, Teaching|

We are facing uncertain times - if you do nothing else tomorrow at work tell your headteacher that they are appreciated - for some (most!) of them this week will have been amongst some of the toughest times they will have faced and it doesn't look like it will get [...]

January 2019


2019-01-25T00:13:25+00:00January 24th, 2019|Blog, From the Coal Face, Teaching|

I've not blogged as much as I'd like recently. I suppose I've also got a little out of the habit because life gets in the way and I'm being kept busy with "stuff". We've been mega busy on a (not so) Top Secret project that seems to have expanded beyond [...]

November 2018

So I asked a question …

2018-11-18T20:40:34+00:00November 18th, 2018|Blog, From the Coal Face, Intervention, NEW GCSE 9-1, Teaching|

Mock season is upon us. People everywhere are drowning in papers.  Amidst all this marking I asked the above question on Twitter, with regards what people say to the students when they are lining up waiting to go into their exam. The original question was prompted by my gaffer but [...]

October 2018

A little every day – November 2018

2018-10-31T13:58:05+00:00October 31st, 2018|5 - Misc., NEW GCSE 9-1, Teaching|

Below you will find two versions of the monthly maths calendar : Novembers “normal” version: – > Monthly Maths - November 2018 Novembers “number skills” version: – > Monthly Maths - November 2018 - Number Skills The original post containing the sheets for October can be found -> here and the solutions [...]

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

A reminder …

2018-05-23T20:29:05+01:00May 23rd, 2018|Personal, Teaching|

Every year that I teach goes in a blur. It feels like I'm on a 6 to 8 week cycle with the bottom of the wash basket** only being seen once a cycle (**insert any household task that only gets done in the holidays!) and then the next thing you [...]

Half term homework

2018-05-22T23:07:01+01:00May 22nd, 2018|Resources, Teaching|

I've been doing these for a while now and they seem to be well received so I've done some NEW ones for the next half term break - I'll be printing them onto A3 with the solutions on the reverse for them to check their own work and giving them [...]