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!
Why KidsMeet? About 6 months ago I was looking through Twitter and a word caught my eye…KidsMeet. Having attended a couple of TeachMeets and planning to attend a few more, I knew the format of a typical TeachMeet, 7 minute presentations from teachers sharing their practice, ideas, tips with other teachers usually after work or … Continue reading #KidsMeetCardiff
I cannot believe I missed writing last week, it was my birthday weekend and it was pretty busy but it got to Monday evening and my kids reminded me that I hadn't written anything! So what has been going on over the past two weeks...lots! For my birthday (obviously the most important part!) I saw … Continue reading NDLE 2018 & More!