Why August Bank Holiday should be banned!

Why August Bank Holiday should be banned

  August Bank Holiday – for many, the last holiday before the autumn and winter set in. The last break before Christmas. The time to get down to the beach put a knotted hanky on your head and be British! What’s not to like? For those folks who are not in education, that long week-end at the end of August […]

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How to improve writing by extending the audience

How to improve writing by extending the audience

  Giving students a purpose for writing will always help motivate them, not only have a go but also improve their efforts. The 100 Word Challenge shows you how to improve writing by extending the audience – the real purpose for writing.   The prompt 100 Word Challenge (100wc) is a weekly writing project. A prompt of a few words, […]

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Did you know that British qualifications are still revered?

Did you know that British qualifications are still revered?

  On GCSE results day, it is good to know that in many parts of the world British qualifications are still revered.   Conversation over curry We treated ourselves to a midweek curry as it is still the holidays. Yes, I know I’m retired but doing the governance work I do as well as visiting schools with 100 Word Challenge, […]

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What was on your holiday to do list?

what was on your holiday to do list?

  As a teacher, then headteacher, holidays were always a time for me to catch up but what was on your holiday list this summer? I asked a group of senior leaders what was on theirs and was surprised at what the list contained.   The  SENCo (Inco) Award If you are not familiar with Inco it stands for inclusion co-ordinator […]

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10 great tips to help NQTs in your first week

10 great tips for NQTs in their first week

  You got the dream job and now need to get going so here are 10 great tips to help NQTs in your first week! They have come from established, experienced teachers and are presented in no particular order! Although we are focussing on the first week, they will stand you in good stead for the rest of your career! […]

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Teachers – do you suffer with AS?

Summer holidays

  I suffer from AS – Anti-climax Syndrome. I’m no good when school finishes. Yes, I’m retired but still do lots of governance work and then there is 100 Word Challenge Life is so busy. It is a whirlwind at the best of times, but those last few days of the school year are manic. It is the time when […]

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A wonderful book club to join!

Mental health teaching resources

Here is an amazing offer from Pooky Knightsmith to support your work on mental health!  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It’s Monday so I thought I’d try and bring you some cheer.  It involves free books… Don’t have time to read the whole email? The summary is, if you work with children and young people and have an interest in mental health, we want […]

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