A day in the life of a boarding housemistress #Iloveboarding

6:45am wake up my own children, check they have done homework ( I know, I know should have done this last night) 7am cup of tea, check emails and start replying to any parents with their daughters weekends plans 7:30 wake up the girls, normally while brushing my teeth. Unlike the housemaster in the Harrow […]

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Resilience, my assembly written with your help thank you twitter 

It’s a challenging topic. On the one hand we need to be resilient, grit, determination. We all know that life isn’t perfect, there isn’t always a fairy tale ending and we aren’t in High School musical, so when things go wrong, it’s good to be resilient so that we can cope. You need to be […]

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3 weeks in and I finally have time

I promised myself that I would give myself time this term.  Time to do things for me. Well I can honestly say that I haven’t been very good at this. You can probably tell as I haven’t written a blog post in a while. Today was the first time that I looked at my list […]

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Note in my pigeon hole about my #cameltoe 

Today I popped into work ( I know, I know it’s the holiday but I like to be on top of things) and I checked my pigeon hole and there was a letter for me. How nice I hear you say, but this wasn’t a thank you card. This was a request. You can read […]

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DSL summer jobs #safeguarding #KCSiE

Ok I have had my holiday, I am brown and relaxed, read a few books and spent lots of time with the family. I still have a mini break organised for the end of the holiday but I am starting to think of all the things that I need to do specifically as a DSL […]

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Woman body size – what is perfection?

As with most woman I have an issue with my size. I don’t like it. I work hard to make it smaller, perter and less bumpy. I often look in the mirror and hate what I see. Whale comes to mind. I choose clothes that make me feel better but often hide my stomach, bum […]

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Why do people self harm? #mh #safeguarding #iamjustateacher

It was a question that my sister in law asked as we were walking along the beach after seeing a young girl with obvious marks. And one I didn’t know how to answer. I am a DSL, a teacher, tutor and boarding house mistress who has done several ( well 13 days in total) courses […]

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Resources mentioned in my #Safeguarding Summit talk Monday 3rd July #pshe

  Books for young children https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kisses-Are-Yuk-Julia-Jarman/dp/034094482X https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Daisy-Law/dp/1785920421/ref=pd_sim_14_2/261-7304912-3896452?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1RY1ZX7ZG85SVKXHYQ9A https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/How-you-feeling-today-Molly-Potter/1472906098/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=BFBAA7X5R366CYJVVZ43 https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Choose-Pippa-Goodhart/dp/0552547085/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1499154499&sr=1-1&keywords=you+choose https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Meerkats-Big-Panic-Learning/dp/1785927035/ref=pd_rhf_se_s_cp_34?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1785927035&pd_rd_r=ET38RQFWPCM3YFSPTN0E&pd_rd_w=SiByt&pd_rd_wg=AEhx4&psc=1&refRID=ET38RQFWPCM3YFSPTN0E http://www.childnet.com/resources/digiducks-big-decision https://www.amazon.co.uk/Monkey-Puzzle-Julia-Donaldson/dp/0333720016#reader_0333720016 Books for older children https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wonder-R-J-Palacio/dp/0552565970/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1499154761&sr=1-1&keywords=wonder https://www.amazon.co.uk/Starving-Anxiety-Gremlin-Behavioural-Management/dp/1849053413 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Banish-Your-Self-Esteem-Thief-Behavioural/dp/1849054622/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_3/261-4871164-4699124?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=YTDA2HZJPT06MNHG8MQW Books / resources for staff https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blame-My-Brain-Amazing-Revealed/dp/1406346934/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1499154673&sr=1-1&keywords=blame+my+brain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbei5JGiT8 ( with swear words) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3nhM9UlJjc ( for younger children) https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51-hepLP8J4 ( Tracey Ullman sketch) http://www.inourhands.com/contact/ https://www.cwmt.org.uk/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wstksuaSMD4 ( Dick Moore) https://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html http://www.jackiecox-training.com/

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#Wellbeingdgmeet How can #PSHE and #6thformcitizenship help wellbeing?

Positive Wellbeing should obviously be a whole school message if it is going to successful but I feel that PSHE is the key that unlocks the wellbeing gates.  Students and staff should be aware of open dialogue for their own wellbeing and well planned PSHE lesson is the perfect place for this. PSHE lesson can open gates on […]

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