The Teachers Building Society has produced a set of podcasts and resources for teachers. These include: Podcasts – the most recent podcast gives tips for saving money and information on ISAs. Moving Home Checklists – A very handy list for those who are moving house in the near future. Articles – A set of interesting [...]
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Why the shortage of posts this last week? I’ve been filling in the NPQH application form. Wow – is it any wonder that there is a shortage of headteachers! Filling in the NPQH application form is hardly a quick process. You may not have to write more (600 characters per example) but it’s difficult to [...]
My beautiful baby daughter was born on Saturday evening at 9.13 after a very stressful day! All is well with both mum and baby! I hope you will excuse the lack of posts this week while things settle down. Normal service to resume as soon as possible.
Just got back from out first evening performance of Lights, Camera, Action! This was really well received by the parents. The script, which is available from Edgy Productions, is funny and really allows the year 6 to enjoy their acting. There are a number of other scripts available as well which look equally fun for [...]
As regular readers will know I had some exciting news that I wasn’t able to tell you about until a later date. That later date has now arrived and I’m able to reveal that from September I will be taking up a new job in Manchester as a Deputy Headteacher. I’m sad to be leaving [...]
Just wanted to wish Primary Resources (and Gareth) a happy birthday for yesterday. 8 years is a long time to be going and I’m guessing that I’ve been using it pretty much since its start. To be honest I feel pretty awful that I’ve not really contributed to it, so I’m hoping that this site [...]
Just a quick hello to Oxford Brooks University students who I found out at the weekend are recommended to visit this site for ideas and resources!
I think this is great – thanks to Maria who sent me this. The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip. You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just read the e-mail straight through, and you’ll get the point. 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the [...]
As part of the Intensifying Support Programme that our school is involved in we spent tonight’s staff meeting visiting different schools. Each year group visited a different school to discuss with the other teachers of the same year how the target setting etc was going. This was great, and the Year 6 teacher that I [...]
I’m away this weekend camping at Ingleton, Yorkshire. Reason for the weekend camp in that I’m helping the Year 5 teacher plan their river study trip (the River Twiss) for later in the term and write the risk assessment. Let’s hope that it snows – always wanted to wake up in a snowdrift! We (my [...]