Why are Children Bullied?

I’ve written a before about how I was bullied throughout secondary school. I suffered relentlessly at the hands of both boys and girls and even now I find myself thinking back to that time, wondering if I could have done anything differently, wondering what made me the victim that I was back then and scouring every memory for clues so that I can make the best future for LP –…

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And just that like our Preschool Days are Done

Today Little Man follows in his sister’s footsteps and has his very first day in Reception. He is so ready for school and so excited about it. He knows so many other children, he knows the teachers and he has been there every single day when we have dropped his sister off. He has been waiting for this moment for months – if not years. But today also marks the…

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I got my GCSE Results Half my Life ago

All day I’ve seen on social media and in the news posts about GCSE results and I’ve just realised that I got my results half my life ago. I have lived as much of my life since I got my results as I had lived up until that point. It seems mad that such a pivotal moment in my life, one that I spent so much time working towards is…

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Are you Prepared for the First Day of School? #TrustMeImaTeacher

Now that LP is nearly six and has been at school for a couple of years, her first day seems like such a long time ago. I remember getting her uniform ready the night before and helping her to put it on in the morning – even an age 3-4 sweatshirt swamping her petite frame. She was a handful of days past her fourth birthday and looked so little –…

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The Countdown to School {The Ordinary Moments}

A few days ago we had that email that parents over the country were waiting for – the email to let us know where Little Man would be going to school in September. It was confirmed that he’ll be at his sister’s school, with her going into Year 2 and him starting in Reception – where she was, such a short time ago. And now I have just a few…

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Introducing the Premier League Primary Stars Education Programme | AD

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the Premier League Primary Stars education programme at a lovely school in London. It’s the Premier League’s most ambitious community programme to date and has been developed especially for primary schools with the aim of it being used in ten thousand schools across England and Wales by 2019. It’s something that I really think all parents should get…

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And So It Begins {The Ordinary Moments}

I knew this day was coming but I didn’t think it would come round so soon. I spent the whole summer focusing on 10th October, my Birthday, the day Little Man would start preschool but, at the start of September, when we had his school home visit, I was told they’d got the dates wrong. Little Man starts preschool tomorrow and it is such a big thing. It’s the start…

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