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Flipping Out Before Summer

The end of the academic year is nearly here; you can see your six weeks of freedom on the horizon.  For those who are finishing GCSE classes, you’re either saying goodbye or setting them up to start their A Levels. But what about you? You’ve worked hard all year, the exams are coming to a close and just when you think it’s safe, the powers that be mention CPD. There seem to be two ways to view CPD as a teacher. Some view it as […]

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Uh-oh Spaghetti-oh

Today is the day I vanquish my demons. Today, I embrace that which has kept me up at night. Today, I tell you the real truth behind my nightmares. Imagine being so scared you couldn’t sleep, tossing and turning over and over again all because some genius chef couldn’t do maths properly. Anyway, enough of the time wasting today I’m here to tell you about something very important….spaghetti. I know what you’re thinking, “how can spaghetti keep you awake at night it’s delicious?” Well you […]

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Everybody wants to be famous

Feeling like a boss, and Staring at the stars, it Doesn’t matter the cost, ’cause Everybody wants to be famous …According to the adults working in statistics anyway. But what do they really mean by this? What is it that they are really getting at? Here’s what I think: their comments aren’t ungrounded, although I think they have assumed the link of causation, a little at least. Okay, now I’m the one being convoluted – what an earth do I mean? Well, there has been […]

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Rockabye, baby, rockabye …

I think the older we get, the more we really appreciate a great night’s sleep. Having used to throw tantrums if I had to be in bed before 9pm, I now thoroughly appreciate a cosy night in, tucked up in bed by 9 reading my favourite book. However, sleep isn’t always the easiest thing to get. We could have run a marathon and may potentially still having trouble sleeping that night. Our bodies may be exhausted, but if our minds are still going 100 miles […]

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The Final Countdown

“and maybe we’ll come back … will things ever be the same?” The return to school after the summer holidays always will be just a distant thought for every pupil out there snapchatting, messaging, binging Netflix or heaven forbid actually socialising with other human beings! For now that’s just what it is, a distant thought. But believe me, its coming. Whether you like it or not. So if you are going back for another invigorating year of learning, you may as well be prepared. Just […]

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Wake Up Boo!

“Wake up it’s a beautiful morning… The sun shining for your eyes…” Making sure you have a GOOD morning, even (especially) on a Monday… They say that the early bird catches the worm, but just how early is early? Well, Apple CEO Tim Cook starts his mornings at 3:45a.m. and it appears that amongst top CEOs he isn’t alone in being an early riser. Luckily for me, I’m not a top CEO and neither (probably) are you, not yet anyway. So we don’t have to worry […]

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Wonderwall

“By now you should’ve realised what you’ve got to do …” Results day, the two words that A-level students dread. After my exams were over I just felt pure elation and freedom, it is a sensation that truly cannot be put into words. But I quickly realised that all of my hard work for the past 2 years is now over and there is nothing more that I can do. What a delightful thought that is. Waiting for my results over the summer has definitely […]

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Mr Brightside

‘Coming out of my cage, and I’ll be doing just fine…’ Welcome back, to the ramblings of Miss Meeks. Once dedicated teacher until the system finally broke my soul in November 2017. I never would have thought 6 months ago when I last posted a blog that I would now be running my own business. **Queue imposter syndrome** BUT it is true. After leaving my school I had a few weeks of wallowing in my pity party for one. Then, I snapped myself into action, […]

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