#Littlemix #schooltrips #riskassessments #safeguarding

I took some of the boarders to see Little Mix last night at Newmarket racecourse. Have to admit it was a great Boarders trip however it was a tad stressful. To start with recently the risk assessment goes into a little more detail especially after the Ariana Grande concert.  Things I had to include was […]

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#LoveIsland #pshe #gender- how many sexual partners have you had? 

Monday night boarding duty and LoveIsland was on again.  It’s on at 9pm for those that feel they are missing out. This week they played a game, how well do you know your partner? Questions to the woman included what is their middle name? What do they find attractive in a man? and what turns them […]

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Love Island #Iloveboarding #PSHE #Iamapolarbear ? 

As a boarding housemistress I have watched my fare share of rubbish with the girls but Love Island seems to be taking it to a completely new level.  To summaries, single people go to an Island, walk around in very little clothing, talk about each other behind each others back and pair up so that they don’t get […]

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Helping students with resilience #pastoralcare

I am writing this with slight trepidation. Resilience is such a challenging topic.  And when you are in the middle of a hard situation, being told that you need to be more resilient, is not helpful. But then if teachers or parents take away all of the tough problems and students don’t know how to deal with […]

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Beyoncé and Apples help my assembly about #bullying

Many of you know that I think Beyonce is amazing, in fact the boarders often roll their eyes when I try to gives words of advice using Beyonce wise words, sorry song lyrics.  However there is one phrase that I use more than any other. What goes around comes back around (hey my baby) It […]

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#Anti Bullying Assembly #Wonder #ideastolenfromTwitter

I really enjoyed reading the book  Wonder. I enjoyed seeing the story from different perspectives, from August, Jack , Summer , Miranda and Via ( my favourite character) and how words have different meanings and connotations, how they can be heard completely differently and how painful they can be coming from friends and enemies. It […]

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#Safeguarding conference #informationsharing #10%Braver

Many who follow me on twitter know that I am planning a safeguarding conference for people in our local community.  I am so proud of how it is coming together and wanted to share the progress. Jointly hosted by Kimbolton School and Kimbolton Primary Academy, we am hoping that the event will bring together representatives from […]

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Dress the part?

What should a doctor look like? An inspector? A teacher? A counsellor? A politician ? A newsreader? All role models ( supposedly). professional I hear you say. What does that mean? Suits or smart? What one person thinks is smart, is overdressed for another. Obviously you need to be able to do you job and […]

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Quiet night in the boarding house or is it? #iloveboarding 

It never rains but always pours. Isn’t that true?  Especially in a boarding house. The night you have plenty of time and nothing on your todo list ( I know I know, when is that ever the case?) boarders in the house seem to just get on with it. But the moment you have reports […]

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Hairy Legs #growinguptooquickly #pressuretobeperfect

I was watching singing in the rain when my 10 yr old daughter hit me with this bomb shell. ” I hate my hairy legs, can I shave them? “. What?  no,  was my answer straight away. “You are too young” and then I probably said the cliché that every woman has said, “once you start, […]

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