Thoughts on Turning Forty

Welcome to my blog.   I am a mum and teacher nearing 40.

I am passionate about my job but am also keen to share thoughts, feelings, advice and ideas to women nearing or in their forties.

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After Ten Years in Teaching – Tips for Teachers in the Early Stages of their Careers

It has come to my realization, rather shockingly, that I am nearing the ‘ten years in teaching’ mark.  I have decided to take stock of my experiences in the last decade.  Despite teaching in just two schools and having been in my current school for several years, I have taken on a variety of roles.  … Continue reading After Ten Years in Teaching – Tips for Teachers in the Early Stages of their Careers

I haven’t quit – yet! – but reasons why I’ve thought about it.

Disclaimer: this blog has been written from a positive stance.  By highlighting some of the drawbacks of teaching I hope to a)present a realistic picture of the profession enabling those who go into it to do so knowing the bigger picture and b) show that some people DO stay in teaching and it can be … Continue reading I haven’t quit – yet! – but reasons why I’ve thought about it.

Frankenstein’s monster: Morgan’s ‘one nation’ education.

Nicky Morgan made a speech in November 2015 entitled ‘One nation education’ stating her desire to give every child from every area the same, outstanding learning opportunities: “I want every child to benefit from the sort of education that young people  get at schools like King Solomon Academy in London, Denbigh High School in Luton, … Continue reading Frankenstein’s monster: Morgan’s ‘one nation’ education.

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