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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My family trip to Marrakesh was a great life lesson #WeeklyBlogChallenge17

My family trip to Marrakesh was a great life lesson for my children ( and me). They sometimes forget how lucky they are. To start with there is no compulsory education yet most children go. I couldn’t work out what age they stayed in education though. But there is no attendance record and missing children […]

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Ever had a night were you can’ t sleep #safeguarding

I am sure you have. That night when you lie in bed thinking about the conversation you had with that pupil.  The one were their behaviour has changed, they are removing themselves from their old friendship groups.  They are being short and grumpy with staff. You ask if everything is ok? they look at you […]

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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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Endoftermitous #safeguarding

Symptoms include: Overreacting to even the smallest issue Being Rude to people Passing the buck Being very tired – all the time Having too much to do in too little time Attending lots of last minute social events which would normally be lovely but…… and lots of moaning In some cases can cause absence from […]

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Why do I wear heels? #shortgirltwitter

I have been watching / reading the news with interest about all the fuss of heels.  I know the issue really has been the fact that Nicola Thorp was required to wear something that had no logic and was gender biased and could therefore be considered sexist but of course the topic can get clouded with other peoples […]

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Motivation on a tough day

I have had one of those days and it’s hard to stay positive. They say things come in 3’s but today it seemed closed to 10’s. I know, I know, its part of the role but it can take its toll on you and its hard to find people to off load onto. That’s why […]

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Fear of Failure

One of my favourite quotes is “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. by Thomas A. Edison or if you would like something a little more up-to-date I often refer to James Dyson. “it took five years and 5127 failed prototype to develop on that worked.  If failure sucks but instructs, that […]

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