I know sex sells, but what are we selling? #safeguarding #pshe

This morning while doing my cycle I couldn’t watch the news which I normally do ( I am drained from all the politics talk) so flicked through the music channels. My 9 year old daughter was in and out of the room, it was 8am and these were normal music channel. A female singer came […]

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What does the term feminist mean to you? #PSHE

I was teaching  yr8 recently and was doing a PSHE lesson on judgements and how we presume people are what they are by some keys words. I started with an easy one (and apologies for anyone this may offend, but this is what they said) Australian – goodday, cork hat, likes beer. Brown shorts, uses a […]

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Are you being ridiculous ?#Mental Health

Some of the time, this is what I almost say ( and I feel bad for admitting this). I don’t say it, but it’s running through my head, I know……… I am a terrible human being. Now bear with me, I am not the most eloquent ( and a bit nervous about this blog post, so please read the […]

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6th form ball drama #socialpressure

Its that time of year again, when exams are starting to finish and the focus has turned to the end of year ball. Well that’s what Facebook must be thinking as they are flooding my time line with suggestions for ball gowns. But oh how wrong they have it. Most students have already bought their […]

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KCSIE consultation #safeguarding

I have been spending lot of my time this week looking that the new KCSIE and deciding how and when to implement the changes. Along each page there is a clear statement to say that this for information only. But the thing that keeps bugging me was how few responded to the consultation. Only 310 […]

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Do I delegate enough? #safeguardingteam

It is a question I have been pondering for some time. There are lots of positive points to delegation especially for a DSL and for my other job running a boarding house. Sharing an issue verbally and physically can help reduce the stress levels considerably. There is a point when I feel like everyone has […]

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CAF in different counties #safeguarding

Filling out CAFs is bad enough when you know what you are doing, ( it is about 15 pages but can be more or less depending on the number of people in the family) but if the child comes from a different county then it’s almost impossible. My school is in the middle of three […]

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Counting blueberries for validation #influenceofsocialmedia

Faddy eating has always been an issue for woman and girls. Diets that encourage you to eat just one thing or ban food groups are endorsed by famous actresses and models however recently social media seems to added more momentum to the issue. One student told me about her relationship with food and Instagram. She […]

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