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Damaged Children: Emma & Molly

Emma was known throughout the school. Staff, parents and pupils all knew that she could be unpredictable and violent. She was only in Year 4, but quite tall and strong for her age, and with a fierce determination to inflict … Continue reading

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Damaged Children: Tahira

In my last post, I stated that I was going to write about some of the damaged children I have come across in my teaching career, explaining what support was given and the impact this had on them and their … Continue reading

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Never exclude?

I recently read this piece in the Guardian by Bergistra, a primary head working in a deprived area. The title of the piece “We can’t exclude any child … because sometimes school is all they really have”, is somewhat misleading. … Continue reading

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“Shelby doesn’t do Supply”

Today I met Shelby. If you’ve ever been to the school I was at, I’m sure you’ll have met Shelby too. In fact, I imagine every teacher within a ten-mile radius has met Shelby. Supply work is always thin on … Continue reading

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