Should you send your children to the same school

You might think that sending your children to the same school is what everyone does and is the simplest and easiest way to get your children through school. The choice of school might be driven by a number of factors. For example, you might send your children to somewhere like Rossall School due to the […]

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What really matters? 

We’ve come to the end of a long year of  school. It’s been a challenging year, for all of us in many ways. We’ve had moments where we were just in survival mode, and some real highs and lows.  My children amaze me. I don’t know why that continually surprises me, at almost nine years […]

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Friday’s Rant, yes I know it’s Monday….

Yes, I know it’s Monday, but this rant was supposed to go out on Friday, but it was a bad week for computers and internet in our house so I got behind. You can start your week off with a rant! This week, I am have a chunter about the school inspection system, that we […]

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Second time round…

I thought, that sending Little Man off into the big wide world of school, doing the whole starting school thing, second time round, would be easier. Nope, it’s not. Little Man had his “induction day” at school today. He spent some time in his new Reception classroom, with the teacher and classroom assistant that will […]

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Am I wrong? Ofsted Job Nominations

Am I wrong to think that a person who has donated a vast amount of money to the conservative party, who has limited experience of actually working in schools, and ran Carphone Warehouse as his last major job role, is NOT a suitable candidate for the job of being in charge of the team at […]

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Teaching, a tough job, who chooses to do it?

A little known fact, about me, is that when I first left school, I went to teacher training college. I did the first year, at a London university, halfway through which, my mother died, and at the end of the year, I left the course. Partly because I was devastated and not coping with her […]

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