Hello, my name is Ceri and I can’t do #mindfulness

I feel so bad for saying this. I have tried, I promise.  But it’s just not my cup of tea.  That doesn’t mean I don’t promote it to pupils and staff, in fact there is a session after sch today and a few pupils are going and I will support the fantastic member of staff […]

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Done your #compliant #inspection #safeguarding, do you feel a little flat?

So you have worked your socks off for months ready for your inspection. You know your school is good but you still worry and listen to every bit of gossip about what the inspectors ask to see. For example I heard that one inspector asked for a list of all guest speakers.  He didn’t want […]

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Delivering Inset Nerves #safeguarding #DSP #SLT

I have been a teacher for 21 yrs, ask me to stand in front of a class and even with only 10 mins planning I would be ok for an hour lesson.  Ask me to deliver a 15 min inset to staff and I will be a bag of nerves and planning for weeks. I […]

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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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