Category Archives: School

Surreal miming workshop

Instead of collective worship, our headteacher had a real treat for the children in store: A miming workshop telling the story of the smugglers in Sussex – all accompanied by a trio of woodwind instruments. Not surreal enough for you? … Continue reading

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Dynamics

Amongst our staff at school, you can observe an interesting trend: People are leaving. And even more intriguingly it is the people who used to call the shots! At the beginning of the year, our school got a new head, … Continue reading

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Arundel Wildfowl and EXTREMELY WET!!!land Centre

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, I am only just defrosting on the sofa with a cat on my lap, fresh socks on my feet and a steaming mug of tea in my hand after a lovely but terribly wet visit to Arundel Wildfowl and … Continue reading

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1+1=3

This morning, I walked around the classroom looking over the children’s shoulders to see whether they were getting on with their maths tasks. One boy had done a whole ream of things already, written out beautifully, and I was very … Continue reading

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Worst teacher ever?! Part II

Imagine my surprise when I enter the classroom this morning, and the maths lesson is actually prepared, and on the table there is a spare copy of said planning for me! Taking yesterday’s chaos into account, I suggested one of us … Continue reading

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The worst teacher ever?! – Part I

I am probably not an easy Teaching Assistant to work with. I do try to just go about my little sorting, photocopying and preparing jobs. It is just so difficult not to notice when my teacher does what she does best … Continue reading

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Sharing nightmare

On many forums I have read about how difficult it is to find someone who is willing to share a horse AND look after it properly. The feedback I am getting from the owner of “my” horse has always been … Continue reading

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