Category Archives: School

The Working Mum vs The Working Dad

No, I won’t be embarking on an “us against them” post, although I will be pointing out a few things that should remind us all that the battle for equal rights is not over just yet. I am a working … Continue reading

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The Ofsted Report

Instructions for talking to me about the Ofsted  Tip your head to one side Look down then up (the Princess Diana look) Suck in your lower lip and say  “I’m really sorry to hear that?”  Yep, the report that I … Continue reading

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The skill of an RSVP

There is a Learning Curve for new parents on RSVP’s, or so goes my theory. Annoyingly the organisational skills of a parent must be learnt. Due to only being fertile in Spring (or so it turns out) in January I … Continue reading

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A Troubled Life, Saved

Abby is 9 years old.  Her father is no longer in contact with her and her mother’s boyfriends are abusive to her and her mother. Both are heavy drinkers.  Life at home is at best, difficult and at worse, unbearable.  … Continue reading

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Ofsted report Panic

We’ve just had a letter through the door and I’m slightly panicked. It’s from our borough council advising us that our Headmaster of over 20 years is going to take early retirement because the Ofsted inspection they had a few … Continue reading

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The Mistakes of the Past

For some of us, our youth is not a time for entirely happy reflection For some of us there are things we’ve said or done that don’t sit well now we look back at it The only word I can … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to the baby days

You may have remembered I posted last year about the big decision to not have anymore children.  You can read it here, but the long and short of it was that my husband was really against the idea and I … Continue reading

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