A Level Results Day

Howdy peeps, If you or someone you know has A/S or A level results today, please accept my congratulations. 🎉🎊👏🙌👨‍🎓👩‍🎓 I've heard a lot of GCSE and A level students being fearful of not getting the grades they need (understandable given the news in Scotland the last few days), but they also seem reluctant to [...]

Well Done, Good Luck and Goodbye!

Howdy Friday Peeps! Are you looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend? Do you get one? I'm working Saturday and Monday, but the atmosphere is different... so still nice. 🙂 Anyhoo, yesterday was GCSE results day. I'm pleased to say they passed! Not just my pupils, but friends' kids, former students, and adults alike. I'm [...]

International Youth Day

Morning Peeps! Happy Youth Day! 🙂 I love working with teenagers, they teach me as I teach them. They'll explain the latest slang/text abbreviation/dance craze without hesitation and tell you exactly what they think/feel about certain things. We should be encouraging them to speak up more, not telling them to hush. So many young people [...]

Exams And More Exams

Morning  Peeps! I know it's Sunday, but if you have a child approaching GCSEs, A-Levels or SATs right now- or are taking them yourselves-  then this is for you. If you haven't already, you may want to read Back To The Grindstone/The Final Push and start from there. For SATs takers: Top Tips for SATs Prep SATs [...]

Back To The Grindstone/The Final Push

Morning Peeps! Today (or at some point this week) the schools go back for Summer Term....yes, summer... even though we've not really had spring yet! For many kids (and teachers) this is the beginning of the final slog, exams are imminent. Remind them to try their best, keep calm and that there's always another chance. Some [...]