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Snow day: expectations and reality

Last Friday the children waited with bated breath to find out if their schools were closed for the first snow day of the year. The desperation in their eyes, the hope of a day at home to play in the snow all day…   Well, they got it! The text messages arrived from the schools […]

What REALLY happens on a school trip…

Last week I accompanied Anya and her year group on a school trip to Windsor Castle. It was great fun and I loved spending extra time with her and making memories together. I was a little disappointed as I has been on the equivalent trip with Matthew 3 years ago and we’d gone to Hampton […]

#Blogtober18 day 5: education for #WorldTeachersDay

I have worked in education for the last 13 years in a variety of roles both in and out of the classroom. It is a huge privilege to be able to support the next generation and inspire a love of learning. But it is also a huge responsibility, and the pressures faced by teachers is […]

#Project365 week 36 back to school

So, summer is over and school is back! It has been an incredibly busy week and, as I write this on Saturday afternoon, I think I need another holiday to recover! Day 245: an unexpected treat! Anya had just been to a party in town and we’d gone for lunch then we discovered this park […]

5 reasons to be excited about back to school

In less than a week, my three children will be back at preschool, infant school and junior school. Part of me feels a little sad that the summer has disappeared so quickly but I definitely don’t want to get caught up in the 18 summers panic that did the rounds at the start of the […]