The Fussy Men’s Gift Guide

We all have one in our lives.  Someone who pretty much has everything that they want or need. So when it comes to Christmas (or birthdays), it feels like an impossible task to find something that they might be pleased…

How to Survive Christmas as an NQT – 5 …

You’ve made it through the first half of term.  You’ve had your first Parents’ Evening, submitted your first set of data and survived several observations (at least!)  It’s only a few weeks until the Christmas holidays, and it dangles in…

Personalised Gifts For The Whole Family : A …

In recent years I’ve noticed that there are more and more personalised gifts on the market. Not that long ago, the best you could do was to name a star, or to have a message engraved onto a bracelet.  Lovely…

Alternative Girls’ Gift Guide

This time of year always drives me a little insane as I try to figure out what to buy Little Miss.  Part of the problem is that she is 7. Part of the problem is that we don’t tend to…

Gender Neutral! Have We Gone Too Far?

Before I start this post about the gender neutral debate I’d like to make it very clear that I fully believe that ALL children should be given the same opportunities. I want both my son and daughter to know that…

Educational Visits Tips + FREE Printable Checklist

One of the biggest worries for new teachers, and even for some experienced teachers, is the arranging of educational visits.  There are so many instances reported in the news of educational visits that go tragically wrong and this can, understandably,…

Premier League Writing Stars : Resilience and Writing!

Resilience and writing.  Two of the top words in education at the moment. As the Department for Education (DfE) said in the 2014 document ‘Mental health and behaviour in schools: Departmental advice for school staff.’ :  [ctt template=”12″ link=”eo4sx” via=”yes”…