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The problem with the ’18 summers’ theory

Thoughts of my children growing up and away have been on my mind recently and I’ve also thought about the type of people I want them to become. You must have seen the posts and pics across social media in the last couple of weeks reminding parents that we only have 18 summers with our […]

Should mobile phones be banned at school?

Ooh this is a tricky one! It has been in the news this week that school experts including the dreaded Ofsted believe that mobile phones should be banned at school. I grew up in the era before the prevalence of phones. If I needed to phone home I had to use the pay phone in […]

An insider’s guide to being vertically challenged

OK so I am not the shortest person I know (hi, little sister!) but a lot of people tower over my 5 foot 1 and three quarters. Last week on the way to invigilate an exam, I was surrounded by students who were all considerably taller than me and I think they were only about […]

To the boy refusing to work in his exam…

Dear Boy You have been sitting there for an hour and a half and all you have done is write your name. You haven’t even tried to look at the questions. Thankfully you just sit there and don’t disturb the other candidates. I can’t even begin to understand what is going through your mind. You […]

Happy birthday to me! (almost)

This week I will become the grand old age of 37, woohoo! 40 is on the horizon! Last year I wrote a bucket list of things I like to achieve or complete before my birthday or 40 at the absolute latest. How have I been getting on? Well to be completely honest, I’d totally forgotten […]

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