Advice for a DSL Part two #safeguarding

After you have delivered your first inset, there is no going back. But there is defiantly plenty of other things to be getting on with. Posters and small handout cards. – get someone else to design them but you need posters everywhere. This will help staff remember, key words or acronyms. Put them in the […]

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Advice to myself as a new DSL part 1 #safeguarding

Ok, I have done the two day course with my LSCB , now what? If I was to look back what advice would I give myself. Read up on the documentation – there is a lot so don’t get over whelmed. Read the basic, write notes in the front to go back to and check […]

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Trolls – are woman our own worst enemy #feminist #pshe

I was really upset with two recent stories in the media. People who are role models to our students, who have so much power who don’t even realise it. The first was Khloe Kardadian who posted a pictures of a 19 year old actress back side, when the bikin was accident,moving to the side and […]

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What is sex actually? And why would you want it on the beach #pshe

The bar lady smiles at me, as if she has heard this question before. 10 or so people around the bar snigger. Well…… I turn to my 9 year old daughter who had just asked the question and start explaining the basics.  The sex bit, not the beach bit. She looks at me and nods. […]

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My positive experience of the #Prevent duty in schools #safeguarding 

There has been a lot in the press about the Prevent duty, mainly negative. The overall concern is that teachers are spying on pupils and preventing them from having the freedom to express their own point of views. I am not sure what the case is in other schools but I this isn’t what we […]

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Why running is good for my #Mental Health #PSHE @MindCharity

Last year my back started to play up. The physio suggested that I stop running. If I am honest I wasn’t running as much as I would have liked but I was still managing to go out twice a week. The problem came when I needed to look left and right to check no cars […]

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Summer blogging goals – inspired by @TheWorldISeeNow

I really enjoyed reading Sare @TheWorldISeeNow and her goals for the summer. Her first one particularly hit a nerve. So inspired, I have written my own goals. Goal one: be braver. Like Sare I have always been worried about who would read my blog posts. I imagined pupils, parents or colleges reading my posts. But […]

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Empty nest #Boardingschool issues

Tonight I will say goodbye to 8 boarders, some who have been with me for two years, others 7 years. Together we have had a fare few ups and downs, but tonight I will feel a mixture of sadness and proudness. The only thing I can compare it to is how Mums and Dads feel […]

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