We need some balance

As a keen blogger and tweep, I have been saddened by the outpourings from teachers on Twitter and via blogs recently. Nothing in their world seems to be right. Whether it is Ofsted, Michael Gove, licensing, the curriculum or their SLT –  life seems to be cruel. I am no longer in paid employment of any sort but am active […]

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School cuts – where?

The fine details of the Comprehensive Spending Review will soon be known. There have been all sorts of horror stories in the press but schools on average are expecting cuts in their budgets of around 10%. Where should those cuts be? Should it be staff or services or resources? In a lively debate on twitter concern was expressed that the […]

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Competition!

This short and light-hearted post comes from a prompt on Twitter. The tweet said ‘Sometimes I think that schools invent ‘things’ just to keep the competitive mummies busy. Harvest Festival on Friday *sigh* (@MostlyYummy) It got me picturing school staff sitting in the staff room racking their brains for another ‘competition’ to occupy these yummy mummies.. Let’s see: World Book […]

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