Watching a DfE teaching recruitment ad through Twitter just now made me think of this phrase... I liked the ad (seen on http://www.campaignlive.co.uk, article dated 1/10/18), it showed education as being a process and it even included a detention! It showed the importance of each stage leading to the next, and culminating in the exam … Continue reading It takes a village…
This week I have really been consolidating my routines in the classroom (and in my own temporary home!), consistency really is the key. Steve Jones, one of my former deputy heads had this as a mantra, every INSET day we were given the phrase "Consistency is the Key"...as an NQT and then early in my … Continue reading Getting back into it.
This week I am writing my blog from my mother in laws apartment. My own house is having some work done and for 4 weeks we are living here, she has decamped to her mothers bungalow - for which I am grateful as there are 2 adults and 2 children living in essentially a one … Continue reading Some Perspective
Yes, this week I started my second year at RCCS and my 15th year teaching. After 2 days of INSET, armed with my already long "To Do" list I welcomed my new, year 7 form on Wednesday. A lot is written in blogs and on social media about the importance of setting out your stall … Continue reading We’re Back!
So, this week is the final week of the holidays and @WomenEd have talked about pledging for a positive change to the gender stereotyping in education this week, so here is my pledge and my hopes for the forthcoming academic year. I hope that through the ICT lessons I teach, I try to show no … Continue reading #Pledgeforchange
This week I had the pleasure of being able to visit a local secondary school who this year have made some fairly radical changes to their rules and routines in order to secure a better environment for pupils and staff, and also to raise the achievement of pupils. This year they are seeing raised literacy … Continue reading One Size Fits All???
I really can't believe it is coming to the end of the summer term and a year since I left my previous school. I do feel like part of the furniture so to speak at Risca...and I almost know whether to go clockwise or anticlockwise in the upstairs corridor to reach specific rooms!! On Monday … Continue reading Another Busy Week!