English and Spanish Schools - Reflections from a Sunny Balcony...

English and Spanish Schools - Reflections from a Sunny Balcony...
Several Spanish schools have a two hour break mid day where children go home and many do not return... There have been separate trials, in other parts of the region, for continuous days whereby the children stay in class between 9am and 3pm, followed by activities so children don’t leave school early. How do you think this affects their progress and attainment levels? Read More...

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day
Everybody has a lightbulb moment or a ‘life-changing’ experience that forces them into action that they have no option but to proceed with. My moment was when I stumbled upon a huge green fishing net decorated with numerous juvenile small spotted cat sharks. I couldn’t ignore my overwhelming feelings of anger and grief, that day literally changed my life. Read More...

Road Safety Tips

Road Safety Tips
School-age pedestrians are more vulnerable to serious and fatal injuries in the afternoon and early evening than at any other time. Here are a few more common dangers to consider, along with our top tips for keeping children safe: Read More...

The Benefits of Music in the Classroom

The Benefits of Music in the Classroom
There has been much written over the years about the benefits of music in the classroom, therefore, why is it that when you go into most schools they are like mausoleums. The benefits of music can never be underestimated. Read More...

Cycle time – no bikes required

Cycle time – no bikes required
What do I mean by “cycle time”? It’s simply the amount of time a person tends to spend with an organisation, or in a job, and to many employers it matters. Someone with a short cycle time, who seems to flit from job to job is unlikely to be seen as a good bet by an organisation that want’s to invest time and money in training, yet someone who has stayed in the same place for ten years may be seen to be inflexible and intolerant to change. Read More...

Loco Parentis

The sorts of circumstances we chatted about are social issues, not just educational ones, but it did remind me very much of the column inches dedicated to the issues in reception classes each September, aghast at the number of children not yet able to use a knife or fork, or not yet reliably toileting. Suddenly, the term “in loco parentis” takes on a very different meaning. Read More...
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