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Merry Christmas! Ok, don't panic, Christmas is a couple of months away yet, but that hasn't stopped Olly and me from starting to write a pantomime in his lessons.

Really proud of Morgan in Year 5! He was so focused on his writing in our lesson and he came up with some brilliant ideas!

As I walked through the wrought iron Victorian gate, my head was filled with a whirlwind of emotions and possibilities. This was my first day at primary school and I could only dream about what was in store.

Over the moon!


Phoebe, the winner of the Summer Photo Competition, is delighted to have won!

I've been running a fun photo competition for my learners this summer. It was really hard to pick a winner today as they were all fantastic, but this one stood out.

Learning about ourselves and learning about the world are as connected as fish is to chips*, Ant is to Dec and a car journey is to hours and hours of tedious bickering (she did sit in the front seat last time though!)

Get those creative juices flowing by seeing the world in a quirky way. Here's something I spotted in a field this week...



Why did the chicken cross the road? Because there was more memorable learning on the other side! 🐔



It's true. I'm a secret biscuit dunker! The mighty Hobnob is the king of the biscuit, and don't get me started on those Rich Tea monstrosities constantly having to be fished out from the bottom of the cup with a teaspoon.

My Articles

When I was a teaching assistant in primary schools, there were 3 very enjoyable things that I wanted to focus on more as an English tutor.

The national curriculum is one big memory test. That's great for people with good memories but is it real learning? How much of what you learned at school can you remember today?

This week's TEACH ME TUESDAY is about how the news can help boost young people's literacy. I know we're all 'newsed out' at the moment, but this is a fun activity that can have some really positive developments.

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