Category: Teaching

13th July 2017 / / Teaching
12th July 2017 / / Learning

In the past nine weeks, I have run (shuffled, jogged, ambled) 128.20km. Before you think this is another smoothly accomplished runner’s ode, allow me to tell you that until nine…

4th July 2017 / / Feminism

All right, now I’ve got your attention with a title that intrigued but didn’t scare you, I’ll confess: this is not about floral brutality – that was just a metaphor.…

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…

18th February 2016 / / Parenting

Dear Reader, Do you consider yourself an emotional creature? Do you ‘really care’ about your pupils? Did you love your children as soon as they were born, with a fierce…

17th February 2016 / / Learning
16th February 2016 / / Learning
15th February 2016 / / Sexual education
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…