The 3 R’s- refrain, refuse and resist!

Lockdown has taught us so much and stretched our leadership skills to the limit at times but there is much we should cling on to regardless of whether COVID remains or not. In some areas there have been so many positives but I worry that many will find themselves tempted to slowly go back toContinue reading “The 3 R’s- refrain, refuse and resist!”

NQT? I’m coping better than anyone!

Why NQTs might be coping with remote education better than anyone else. I look at my daughter and how she has adapted to remote education with awe. She has, over the course of the last few weeks, transformed her teaching from traditional class based to a blend of live, recorded and class- based teaching andContinue reading “NQT? I’m coping better than anyone!”

Guest Blog: Sumaiyah Shaikh NQT

Teaching through a pandemic as an NQT. As the whole country battles through the pandemic, we have all realised how vulnerable our elders are. Although it is imperative that we keep them in mind, we still need to remind ourselves that our future will be determined by our children. Overlooking them could ruin a wholeContinue reading “Guest Blog: Sumaiyah Shaikh NQT”

Guest Blog- Cameron Richardson NQT

‘Expect the unexpected’ a saying that can undoubtedly explain the teaching profession. However, I don’t think that teaching through a pandemic was on anyone’s list of unexpected – definitely not mine anyway! So what’s it like teaching during a pandemic? It’s confusing. One day we are welcoming our children back to school and the nextContinue reading “Guest Blog- Cameron Richardson NQT”


I’m bolshy and gobby so I don’t get anxious. I’ve never had anxiety and I don’t understand what it feels like. Positive people don’t get anxiety. None of the above is true but it’s the perception of many of me. I know exactly when my anxiety started- it was 11 months after the sudden deathContinue reading “POSITIVE PEOPLE DON’T GET ANXIETY”