Should Schools Use Hand Gel?

There are lots of Public Relations firms out there who are keen to enlist the help of bloggers to promote all manner of things. Some bloggers make a living from their reviews as well as getting lots of products. This blog is not ‘up for grabs’ for PR firms but I am happy to consider their requests over at Julia’s […]

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Parents – Please listen!

We may think there is a negative climate around education at the moment. This postlays out for parents some of the things teachers would like them to know. Although it is from the US, they cover the same areas that our teachers would love parents to know! In the spirit of getting off on the right foot this school year, I […]

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A Memorable Meeting

This is a cross post with one at Julia’s Place. It is one of my reflections for the tenth anniversary of 9/11. It was a memorable day. As head teacher, it was my job to field those difficult parents. You know the ones who don’t take any notice when the teacher explains the reasons behind a certain decision. The ones […]

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Twins – should they be separate at school?

For some reason, I have been wondering about twins recently. I have been reading ‘The Thirteenth Tale’ by Dianne Setterfield over the holidays and that has a twin theme running through it. Quite a few of my parent followers have twins and many conversations on twitter have been about them going to school. There seems to be more twin and […]

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Parent Matters #2 – Homework

This occasional series is for teachers and parents exploring areas of concern that parents have about all matters educational. HOMEWORK! This word can send shivers down the spines of children, parents and teachers. It is one topic that is never far from the top of agendas for schools and can cause major ructions in homes. The reason for bringing it […]

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Parent Matters#1 – Early Years

This occasional series is for teachers and parents exploring areas of concern that parents have about all matters educational. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A number of parents have expressed concern that their youngsters will be pushed to learn before they are ready. I interpreted this to mean worries about ‘formal’ learning like sitting in rows writing, arithmetic and reading for the children. For […]

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