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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....

February 28, 2018

Earlier this term, Year 9 history students visited the National Holocaust Centre and Museum for a day of learning and reflecting. The day began with an introduction to the Holocaust and its impact on Europe. Students then walked round the museum, which was a visual tim...

December 18, 2017

As I sit writing this on the first Monday of the Christmas holiday, I almost can’t believe the term is over. However, when I think back to my first two weeks at the Gorse HQ, feeling hugely overwhelmed by marking policies, purple zone and government legislation; Septem...

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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