And she will be judged…

The thing with working in education is that you will be judged. The obvious is SLT obsevations. As a teacher, it's a maximum of 3 hours each school year (barring specific circumstances). As a TA, it's as often as you find yourself supporting an observed teacher, with no regulation, because TAs aren't regarded as a … Continue reading And she will be judged…

What’s That In Dog Years? by Ben Davis

The Blurb The last woof and testament of Gizmo the Wonder Dog! George knows that Gizmo is getting old - after all, he's been around since before George was born and what's that in dog years? - so he writes Gizmo a bucket list. As the pair work their way down the list they have … Continue reading What’s That In Dog Years? by Ben Davis

Miss Cleveland Isn’t Reading (Very Much)…

Almost there - just one more get up, and then two weeks off to recharge the batteries. As half-terms go, this hasn’t been a good one. Not because of school, but because of personal issues. I was hoping half-term would be time for me, to look after myself, but life had other ideas. Every time … Continue reading Miss Cleveland Isn’t Reading (Very Much)…

Worry Angels by Sita Brahmachari, illustrated by Jane Rae

When Amy-May’s parents split up, she has to leave her life at Clay Cottage behind; the garden, homeschooling, and the sea that sings her to sleep. While she moves to the city with her mum, her dad moves to a ramshackle house high in the hills. The never ending worries grow and grow, and the … Continue reading Worry Angels by Sita Brahmachari, illustrated by Jane Rae