Covid Came and Education Changed
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
What we observe changes
I mentor student teachers who get observed endlessly in their training and this week, as a teacher, I’ve had two formal observations, one for psychology A level lesson and one for my final yoga assessment. Both went OK. The observations were both carried out by people I like and trust so to that … Read more
Dear Mr Education Secretary
Dear Mr Education Secretary,
I am writing to tell you about my son’s transition to secondary school.
You see, he loved primary school, loved learning, got on well and was challenged and engaged and a respected part of the school community.
Which is why it was such a shock to see the change of him … Read more
Grrrrr Nicky Morgan.
This week Nicky Morgan our incumbent secretary of state for Education announced that children doing arts and humanities at GCSE and A level “are making choices age 15 which will hold them back for the rest of their lives”. What bollocks.
What an assumption that any one decision can hold us back. … Read more
School’s out! Hooray!
‘You don’t usually have the radio on’ said lovely man as I sang along on Thursday night whilst enjoying making tea ‘what’s changed?’. ‘ I’m on holiday’ I replied singing along to The Summer of 69.
At cinema night, Tara, who’d also seen me on Monday night said; ‘your energy is … Read more