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The Best Is Yet To Come
Inspired by @cazzwebbo and her New Year Writing Challenge.     *   *   *   *    *   He: Larger than life
gentleman GSOH WLTM outgoing and witty lady for visits to country pub. We can
go in my Merc. Oh Dear! What a collection of clichés! Overweight, balding,...
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Building A Values Based Education Curriculum
We are all shaped by experiences. Every one of us has experienced joy, grief, excitement and disappointment. We have been let down or supported; embarrassed or praised;  been lied to, or even lied about. Heartbreak, romance, childbirth, promotion, pride. Al...
We are all shaped by experiences. Every one of us has experienced joy, grief, excitement and disappointment. We have been let down or supported; embarrassed or praised;  been lied to, or even lied about. Heartbreak, romance, ...
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Think you have found me now. Great to share this experience. Values are simple to follow, and allow for creativity from teachers too. 
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Fifty Shades of Purple
Fifty Shades of Purple  or  'Why a Woman Should Never Send a Man Shopping Without Very Clear Instructions' Part IV of a Trilogy of Parodies * * * * * * *  "Bring me something purple that brings pleasure to millions of women," she said. A return from the sho...
Fifty Shades of Purple  or  'Why a Woman Should Never Send a Man Shopping Without Very Clear Instructions' Part IV of a Trilogy of Parodies * * * * * * *  "Bring me something purple that brings pleasure to mi...
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When the Round Round Robin Comes to Round 2!
We first met the ghastly Jocasta and Horatio last year in this post: http://supposeshakespearestartedthiswaytoo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/when-round-round-robin-comes-bob-bob.html   What have they been up to since? And why do they want everyone to know? Becaus...
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The Purpose of Education: Making a Difference
Twenty years ago I began my teaching my first primary school class. This was some years later than I might have anticipated. My original ...
Twenty years ago I began my teaching my first primary school class. This was some years later than I might have anticipated. My original intention, to teach History at secondary school, was scuppered when my finance for my MA...
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#Nurture1415
Must be time to blog again! It has been some time but then work and life does get in the way. The nurture posts initiated by @ChocoTzar two years ago have inspired a range of touching and often humbling personal and professional reflections, many of which I...
Must be time to blog again! It has been some time but then work and life does get in the way. The nurture posts initiated by @ChocoTzar two years ago have inspired a range of touching and often humbling personal and professio...
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"What is the best place for testing in schools?" Has testing supplanted effective teaching and learning?
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to offer this further contribution to this month’s #blogsync http://blogsync.edutronic.net/ Since the
announcement of the scrapping of levels and the changes to testing arrangements
there has been copious debate and a fair amount of head scratc...
I am pleased to offer this further contribution to this month’s #blogsync http://blogsync.edutronic.net/ Since the announcement of the scrapping of levels and the changes to testing arrangements there has been copious deb...
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#Nurture 1314
Nurture 1314 is  proving a popular venture amongst teacher tweeters and bloggers this holiday. I took part in last years project and my full thoughts can be found here:  http://supposeshakespearestartedthiswaytoo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/twelve-for-12-thirtee...
Nurture 1314 is  proving a popular venture amongst teacher tweeters and bloggers this holiday. I took part in last years project and my full thoughts can be found here:  http://supposeshakespearestartedthiswaytoo.blogspot.co...
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Musings and Ramblings: Reflections on the first #SLTcamp
Imagine if you will for a minute the stereotypical images of teacher  INSET and CPD, be it a staff meeting, training day, local or national conference. Someone droning on endlessly, loving the sound of their own voice. One who constantly interrupts and bera...
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New Horizons
After being in my first teaching post for twenty years (I won't explain, its a long story) here I am two weeks into Deputy Headship and ...
After being in my first teaching post for twenty years (I won't explain, its a long story) here I am two weeks into Deputy Headship and I'm loving every minute of it. Twenty summers spent planning, preparing, compiling repo...
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