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I don’t want to quit before the miracles: on-line learning strategy moving forward

29 Mar 2021

Safeguarding takes up a lot of space for many schools right now. This will be at the back of many minds during this Easter break. The horizon is long however. Cautious optimism. Is that a Covid Oxymoron? Will it be a bit like freewheeling down a hill on your bicycle with the brakes on? The importance of your whole strategy for on-line learning is still a beast to tame. And it is a whole school issue. Who is tasked with this responsibility?

Pupil/teacher relationship. The holy grail.

23 Mar 2021

So this post introduces us to think carefully about the teachers that made you, influenced you to take the next step, or those that believed in you, when you didn't, or couldn't.

The Masked Singer, The Masked Reader, The Masked Teacher

16 Mar 2021

Communicating through the use of eyes only and muffled instruction must be the hardest parlour game there is.

International Women’s Day: ‘A woman in a man’s world’

08 Mar 2021

Yes, we know at times that it may be a man's world but it would be nothing without a woman, and nothing without both.

We made it. Eight weeks of homeschooling. Lockdown #3

05 Mar 2021

How on earth did we really manage that? Time for a cup of coffee and a moment to celebrate that we all made it through homeschooling, with a tune to lose ourselves in, and a dance around the kitchen.

Men, lockdown and the equality agenda

03 Mar 2021

This post is a tribute to the many men in my professional life, who truly hold all those around them with the utmost respect, whatever their gender.

Working mums. Grateful or livid?

03 Mar 2021

The gender gap still exists. From the lowest paid to the highest-paid, There is still some way to go for working mums.

Women and lockdown: what is the real picture?

25 Feb 2021

The pandemic is a huge reminder of the unequal position women still hold in society, which is clearly reflected by many households.

Chained to a rhythm: 3 years on. Lessons learned. Katy Perry.

18 Feb 2021

The day a pop single made me think about being chained to life patterns. Revisiting a blog post from three years ago.

Exams: Formative, summative, what next?

17 Feb 2021

Exams are cancelled. What does this really mean for teachers, headteachers and pupils all over the UK?