Clicker 7 : Supporting Writing For All Children

One of the biggest challenges facing teachers today, and it hasn’t changed in the 10 years that I have been a teacher, is finding high quality resources which support children’s learning in a way which is not onerous to the…

Making Money On The Side When You …

Finances are tight for most students, and you cannot expect your parents to fund your lifestyle, as well as your tuition fees and books. If you want to get some spending money, you can try different options that don’t require…

2018 Writing Moderation Materials

Not surprisingly at the moment, the STA are releasing a lot of information about the upcoming tests in the Summer months, all of which can be very helpful.  Recently, they released a one stop shop page with all the information…

5 Ways To Motivate Your Child To Learn

Today I’m delighted to be featuring a guest post by Annabelle Fee who is part of the Content and Community team over at SmileTutor.  Having taught for over 10 years, I know that it’s important to find ways to motivate…

5 Things To Consider When Planning A Mexican …

Last year we made the conscious decision that we weren’t going to take the children on a long haul family holiday. We had only been on one holiday previously with them, and in all honesty it had been a complete…

40 Things In My 40th Year : Update Week 1

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on the 40 things I am planning to do in 2018 – my 40th year.  40 has always been one of those numbers that both terrifies and enthuses me. On the one…

40 Things I Will Do In My 40th …

In 2018 I turn 40.  Yep, the big 40.  I’m not really quite sure how this has happened and how time has passed so quickly, but for me 40 is the BIG one.  For some people it’s 30, for others…