Homesickness #boarding school ( mainly focused on girl houses)

Boarders are about to return to school and many boarding staff are busy trying to make sure that homesickness doesn’t kick in. Here are my top tips. I know it sounds stupid, but sticker books have worked a treat for the first few days. Many a 6th former has have looked at me like I was […]

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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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6th form goodbye gifts – Mindfulness #MH

My U6th have had their last lessons, leavers service and end of term fun. Now the exams start and for many of them this means the start of the stress. I particularly notice this is the boarding  house. Even the students who aren’t that bothered are influence by those who take it very seriously, with […]

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