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Reading Together Day - making up for lost time

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English Hub leader, Carl, shares his favourite books and how important reading is not only to him, but also his pupils and his own children. This Reading Together Day, everyone is invited to share their favourite books, and what they'll be reading together during the summer...

Goodbye to my year 11s, from your very proud teacher

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Haili Hughes

Many students spend year 11 looking forward to their last weeks of school. As well as heralding the start of their GCSE examinations, there are other rites of passage that come with being a school leaver which they are far more excited about, such as leaver’s assemblies, hoodies, year books, shirt signing and of course, the all-important prom!

Overcoming the nerves of returning to reception

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On 15th June, Reception teacher, Mel Mycroft, welcomed her pupils back into her classroom. Mel describes her first week in school – the similarities, the differences, the nerves on Monday morning and the children’s happy faces by Friday. It’s been a very different first week back at school…

"Real flexible working means recognising that life happens" - thinking flexibly in school

Emma Turner and her children

As many of us work from home during the current coronavirus lockdown, it might be easy to think that this is what constitutes flexible working. But real flexible working is not a reactionary way of planning a working schedule, it is a carefully crafted blend of the demands of work and life.