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September 29, 2020

The class were laughing. Everything I tried to do to get them to focus on their work wasn't working. The students had found my weak spot and they kept going; laughter became refusal to work, which became chaos in the classroom. Someone was going to walk in any minute....

November 24, 2017

Last Wednesday saw my first Step Up Day at Leeds City Academy. As part of the Humanities department, I was involved with the SMSC education discussing healthy relationships with both Year 8 and Year 10. It was a fantastic day and each group had such wonderful and varyi...

October 18, 2017

One of my lovely Year 7s was astounded this week as I swiftly increased the amount of writing and emphasis on literacy I was putting into their lessons. He exclaimed, “Miss! It’s just like primary school!”

The only response I could give was, “Good…it’s only going t...

September 22, 2017

Whether you are in Year 6 or are a fully qualified teacher, big school can be a scary place; especially daunting when you are fresh out of your PGCE and finally facing full classrooms on your own. With lessons to plan, names to remember, first impressions to make and m...

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