Understanding Terms Used By Schools

When I was a Headteacher, I sat in one Governors meeting and started reading through my report to them about how the last term had gone.  I had spent hours on the report, it contained every bit of information they…

Half Term Self Care Tips For NQTs

First things first!  Well done!!! You made it through the first half of the Autumn term.  You survived, the children all made some progress, you taught them things they didn’t already know.  This is all a reason to celebrate.  In…

Considerations When Teaching Adopted Children

Recently a few things have come up in school which have made me really think about teaching, me as a teacher and the curriculum in general with regards to teaching adopted children. As you may know, both Little Miss and…

Kids Hate Maths? Are We Really Blaming …

Recently I came across an article called ‘6 Reasons Kids Hate Maths – And What You Can Do About It’ over on The School Run. In all honesty, I rarely read articles like this because they always feel far too…

How To Manage Ability Groupings In The …

Many moons ago when I was a new teacher, the buzz words were ‘differentiation’ and ‘ability groupings’. Fast forward over 10 years and the new buzz words are ‘learning without limits’ and ‘growth mindset’. As a Headteacher, I was always…

Who Do I Talk To About…? NQT …

I hope you are having a great week and really enjoying the summer. I know that school is probably on your mind most of the time, and that some of you will have already been into your classrooms to set…

The 9 Most Useful Online Resources For NQT’…

The internet is a wonderful thing – but in some ways there is too much of it! As a teacher, the adage is that you will fill the amount of time you have – and that comes so true when…