Category Archives: Miscellaneous

A is also for…

Again!  This is just a quick note for anyone who has been following this blog who hasn’t joined me in my new home at  The alphabet series on here was a really popular one, and we are going through … Continue reading

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What are the benefits of private tuition?

With a private tutor your child will get individual, targeted help. The tutor will assess your child to find out what their strengths and weaknesses are, and then focus solely on those areas where your child needs help. Everyone learns … Continue reading

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A letter to Michael Gove

Jordan has really posted this letter to Michael Gove and is eagerly awaiting a reply. In the meantime he’d love you to leave a comment below and tell him whether you agree with his views. Dear Mr Gove I am … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Awareness Week

Parkinson’s – that’s the one that Michael J Fox has got, right? It’s that one where you get the shakes?  Well, yes and yes. But there is so much more to it than just shaking. It creeps up on you. … Continue reading

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Teachers – it’s time to face the music

This is a guest post from Natalie. Consider me the Simon Cowell of education – brutally honest but scarily accurate. After spending as long as I can remember in some sort of school, I would like to think that I … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Self-employed Teacher

Recently I signed up to a blogging challenge and one of the suggestions was to write a blog post about a typical day. That sounds all well and good…..except that I don’t have a typical working day! Often I have … Continue reading

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The Language Show Live 2012 – What I learnt from Isabelle Jones

I really enjoyed Isabelle’s talk – in my opinion it was the most useful of all the ones I went to. Like most teachers, I need images on an almost daily basis. I can’t draw so I rely on finding … Continue reading

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