Tag: education

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Friday’s Rant from the Soap Box in MY Living Room – Dear Michael Gove

Dear Michael Gove, I dislike you, intensely. I have never met you, I hope I never do, because frankly, I don’t think I would be able to restrain myself, I would likely either want to slap you or be very

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Friday’s Rants From the Soap Box – A teacher speaks out on TA’s being cut in school!

This week, I am delighted to have a guest post. My friend Nicola, whom I have known since we were at prep school together, in Scotland, (now I feel old) is a teacher, who works in Essex. She has many

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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

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