Category: Politics

9th November 2016 / / Parenting

Dear Reader, are you a teacher or a parent, trying to explain to your children the importance of the US election result today? Me too.  It’s hard, not because my…

21st June 2016 / / Politics

Dear Reader, Would you describe yourself as patriotic? Are you a flag-bearer, a face-painter, a football-shouter, or an anthem-singer? That’s okay, isn’t it?  Of course it is.  You feel proud…

7th March 2016 / / Feminism

Dear Reader, Have you ever been referred to as ‘big’? Was there an accompanying gesture? What about ‘large’, or ‘small’? How did it make you feel? One of the interesting…

14th February 2016 / / Politics
12th February 2016 / / Politics

Dear Reader, Did you know that the government has introduced new Year 6 SATS tests for this year? Many teachers are suggesting they are pointless, time-pressured and measuring things that…

26th January 2016 / / Politics
14th November 2015 / / Citizenship

Dear Reader, Have you changed your social media picture, or posted a response online to the recent events in Paris?  Have you asked yourself why? I write not to condemn…