No wool over these eyes

I want to teach. I love being in school and all the challenges that brings. Whether it’s supporting children whose families are in crisis, encouraging new teachers to stick at it when the going gets tough or picking up the cloakroom coats for the 50-somthingth time that week, I love schools and I love teaching.…

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Dear Mans

This is a letter to you all; I may not have known your name, but I knew you. I smiled and waved when you cat-called me on my way home from school. I thought that if I was nice to you, I could be your girlfriend. You see, I’d always been told that ‘finding a…

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What’s in your pencil case?

Recently, I asked some of my excellent friends to help with CV writing. Teaching jobs always come with application forms, whether you’re applying or recruiting, so it’s not something I’ve thought about for nearly 20 years (back then, I still thought I might want to be a computer programmer – can you imagine?!). They advised…

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Cold weather running

On your body Start with some barrier cream/gel (like petroleum jelly) on sensitive areas to prevent chaffing and wind-burn. If you’ve never experienced either of these things, lucky you! Then wear a long-sleeved base layer next to your skin, preferably in a wicking-fabric which will take the sweat away. If you feel the cold, the…

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