School September Return

If you’re not a teacher or a parent with school age kids, give this blog a miss.  I’m using it as a holding space for all the research I’m finding out about what the science, rather than the politicians say!

It seems to me, that whilst the unions do their bit, so can we.  We … Read more


I’m confused – Lock down – open up – back to normal – but it’s not normal

I’m confused.

Lock down in a way was simple. Stay in. Stay put. Stay home.

Now.

In England this, in Wales that, Ireland and Scotland have another.  Living on the border has never felt so confusing.

2 meters, 1 meter, but not in schools because then we can’t fit all the children in and we … Read more


loneliness and social inequity

Covid has caused loneliness, isolated us all in our homes, kept us away from each other.  Get people back into work to improve their mental health.

School closures have caused social inequity and the sooner we get the kids back into schools the better to close that gap.

What bollocks.

We were never lonely before?  … Read more


What do the kids say about covid?

I had this really great idea, that I wanted to find out what the young people were thinking and feeling about all this.

So I went to my perfectly articulate and literate boys to see what they could offer and they rolled their eyes at another mad mother interlude and flatly refused.  Interestingly, I sent

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Resilience Strategies for Coping with Covid from New Zealand

I have written before about my admiration for Jacinda Ardern the prime minister of New Zealand and how compassionately she dealt with the Christchurch attacks last year.  What follows is not my work but was on a leaflet forwarded to me by an old colleague (thank you Jon) whose daughter lives in New Zealand. Read more


Covid Came and Education Changed

School’s Out

On Wednesday covid changed education in the UK.

This time last week was my birthday.  I was recovering from a 24 hour sickness thing, but was feeling better and my kids were at school.

This week, we have self-isolated, the schools are shutting and social distancing is the place we are at.  Our … Read more


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