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A fresh perspective

I’m back. Blogging, that is. I never went away from supply teaching. But something happened that made me think I needed to reappraise my position and ideas with regard to teaching and following educational policies. I had just described a … Continue reading

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The 23-point behaviour policy – revisited

I went back to the school with the mad behaviour policy (see this post) today. The school has a new head who started in January, so I expected to find that a number of new routines were in place. The … Continue reading

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Jeremy Clarkson? He’s in year 9, isn’t he?

Much has been made in the news about the recent ‘fracas’ between Jeremy Clarkson and his producer Oisin Tymon. Essentially, Clarkson was upset that instead of being given a hot steak, he was provided with cold food. His reaction to … Continue reading

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Year 9 and the Entitlement

Entitle: (often be entitled to) Give (someone) a legal right or a just claim to receive or do something I was on ‘crowd control’ duty during the Year 9 assembly today. The school body is so large that not all … Continue reading

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Lado has a problem

“Hello Miss, sorry to bother you at lunchtime, only Lado came to see me after he left your lesson.” “Yes?” Who are you? Where did Lado go after he stormed out of the classroom? “Sorry, you are…?” “I’m Mrs Ali, … Continue reading

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Supply Teaching

Supply teachers, in terms of behaviour, usually get a raw deal. In an ideal world, the agency calls at 7:30am, and we arrive at school by 8:30am, some schools even ask for 8:15am. We are handed an information pack upon … Continue reading

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And all for the want of a horseshoe nail

Yesterday I had the dubious honour of returning to a school I taught in for a few days last term. I say honour because the school asked my agency for me specifically, and the head repeated this a number of … Continue reading

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