Monthly Archives: September 2013

For the Mallia’s

Originally posted on And Then There Was One – Chic:
Today I ventured out on my own to find my Dad’s family home in Balzan. The trip had a bit of excitement as I was in a packed Maltese bus…

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Sorry is like toilet paper…

I was watching Educating Yorkshire last night, this week’s focus was Robbie-Joe. There is a Robbie-Joe in every year group, usually flagged up from his primary’s concerned SENCO. There are some pupils you just can’t help but like. Even the … Continue reading

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Stare, care and smile.

There is a common myth that pervades: Schools don’t do enough to stop bullying. My question to you- what is bullying and what does it mean to you? I only ask because no one has ever given me a definition … Continue reading

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Did you make a difference with everyone?

The short answer is nope. But you never give up trying because there just might be one thing that is remembered and changes a young person’s course. B had the bluest eyes and blondest hair, a slight gruffle in his … Continue reading

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Mrs W.

As a teaching Head of Year 7, my usual day would start at 7am and finish when the site manager jangled his keys and asked me whether I had a home to go to. Mrs W became my assistant at … Continue reading

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What would you do with a diamond ring?

Giving advice to teenage girls about sex is tricky. The are laws about the age of consent but 15 is a really murky and grey area. As a Head of Year, you can refer to services but they don’t usually … Continue reading

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Divorce and why it is usually the parents who need to grow-up.

The BBC published a story today about children from divorced parents. Whilst I agreed with telling the children and telling them the truth, this option relies on parents being reasonable and seeing things from their child’s point of view. More … Continue reading

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Lost Voices

So this week, my husband had the pleasure of me losing my voice. For two days I was more or less mute. I have never been the silent type, I was given words and a voice so I use it … Continue reading

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