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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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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