Do you understand what it’s like to be a black student in a UK school?

I’m not usually one for putting my head above the parapet and speaking my mind out loud, at least not amongst those with whom I am unfamiliar. But there are times when needs must. When as a grown adult you need to open your mouth and say what’s on your mind. This, is such aContinue reading “Do you understand what it’s like to be a black student in a UK school?”

My role as an LSA inspired me to become a teacher

I haven’t always worked in education. My first career was in retail and the roles I had varied from working in a local pharmacy, to managing a book shop.  My last role in retail was as a training manager for Tesco. But when my career hit a wall – I wanted to become a personnelContinue reading “My role as an LSA inspired me to become a teacher”

Covid changes staff want to keep

I recently put forward the following question on Twitter: What’s the one change your school has made since Covid began that you think should continue in September? Two days after putting the Tweet out I had received almost 300 comments; it was clearly a topic a lot of people had a view on. To saveContinue reading “Covid changes staff want to keep”

A letter to Early Career Teachers

Dear Early Career Teacher, Congratulations! By virtue of the fact that you’ve acquired this new, if somewhat weird, title it means you’ve had your portfolio of evidence signed off by your mentor and are on your way to starting your first teaching post. No doubt you’ve been congratulated by family, friends and the trainee teachersContinue reading “A letter to Early Career Teachers”