The North Does Indeed Rock…

And though he never would wave goodbye, You could see it written in his eyes As the train pulled out of sight Bye-bye The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town So there is is. Finished, ended. Northern Rocks is sadly no more. Before I look deeper at the themes that ran across #NRocks18 …

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Overcome.

It's very rare that I will take time out of my schedule to write a serious blog. The usual, if annoying, tactic of frequent pop culture references to illustrate my points would (unfortunately) feel out of place in amongst this offering. I'm going to attempt to write about my career, rather introspective I know, but …

RT(F)Q x 2

Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted One moment Would you capture it or just let it slip? Lose Yourself - Eminem So tomorrow it is KS2 SATs time.  The day we've all been waiting for.  A celebration of the greatness of Y6 teachers up and down this …

Uninvited attention…

It's not right, but it's okay I'm gonna make it anyway Whitney Houston - It's Not Right Another day, another Twitter issue. It seems that there is a portion of the edu-world, predominantly male, who think that it is ok to send inappropriate messages and photos to other members of the community. Well it isn't. …

Radar Blips & Motherships

“I’ve never been much of shit, by most measurements don’t exist. On the radar a little blip, in the shadow of motherships”   So begins El-P’s verse on ‘Jeopardy’, the opening track on Run The Jewels’ second album, Run The Jewels 2.  El (real name Jaime Meline) is referring to his status as an underground …

Planning For Idiots

Planning. It is yours. I just wanted to make that clear from the off. Planning is not there to support a supply teacher, nor to show SLT that you know what you will be teaching throughout the week. A short term plan is not a measuring stick to ensure that differentiation is taking place within …