After 14+ years in the classroom, I'd like to think I'd pretty much got a handle on teaching, and I believe it comes down to relationships (as does everything in life!) I've taught in 2 schools now (other than a term on supply as an NQT) and both have children coming from pockets of deprivation … Continue reading Relationships vs Grades
This week we started a new mentoring process at school, targeting a few individuals in year 8 who we felt would benefit from a bit of extra one to one support. Being run by our Senior AHT approximately 10 staff each have selected a pupil to work with on a fortnightly basis - the Headteacher … Continue reading Home/School Relationships
Yes, after 5 years of education, all across the country year 11 pupils are getting ready to leave school. Study leave seems to have vanished in many schools and students now head to lessons for revision, sit the exam and disappear through the school gates once that last exam is over. We have done our … Continue reading Year 11…done!!
Wow! What a great event! Probably a hundred educators from across Wales (and some from England!) met on Saturday - yes, on a Saturday - to listen to some inspirational speakers and take part in some excellent workshops, inspiring us all to action as Wales moves towards its new curriculum. Organised through the relatively new, … Continue reading #NetworkEdLive
On Thursday, my girls and I went to the launch of Rhiwbina Against Plastics, a local campaign organised by a local lady to discourage single use plastics in the village of Rhiwbina, Cardiff. This was supported by @AnnaMcMorrin, the MP for Cardiff North and @JulieMorganLab, the AM for Cardiff North and included speakers from @RhiwbeinaPrm … Continue reading #PACKETin
It has been a lovely week weather-wise in south Wales to start our summer term. The sunshine makes everything warmer and the light mornings and evenings tend to give everyone a mental boost including the pupils. I have finally started to make use of the leisure centre pool by my school and did two early … Continue reading Sunshine & Showers
About 2 weeks ago I came across a link via Twitter (as all good links now come to me!) of a new movement called NourishEd. Established by a headteacher in Bristol, this social network is aiming to bring together "powerhouse women who are bringing nourishment to their schools and lives". So, I signed up! I'm … Continue reading NourishEd & Sharing