Schools, an Amazing Workforce!

We are in a very different world to the one that we occupied simply a week ago. How suddenly the world can change yet some things remain constant and that is the professionalism of staff in schools. Within a week, up and down Wales and other countries, schools have made a switch to distant learning….

Diolch / Thank you

Since the end of 2013, I have written posts on my blog. The original reason for writing was to create a competition with my son (he went on to become one of the top young football bloggers). I found writing very therapeutic. As we know, in education, you have very little time to think and…

Building memories to Inspire!

Christmas is an extremely busy time of the year in Primary schools. Excitement escalates, children are on countdown for the big day, as are the staff, and through all the build-up to the Christmas show, one thing always shines through. Talent. Talent of our children and staff. Through song, recital, acting and narrating, pupils shine…

Happiness in the Classroom will allow children to Flourish.

This post has been inspired by an event I attended on Friday by Central South Consortium, it was the launch of PERMA. My interest increased when Dr Rob Kempson discussed positive psychology and the work of Martin Seligman. Happiness in the classroom is based on a bond of trust between the staff and pupils. It…

Diolch Warren Gatland Thank You

What an amazing journey it has been since 2008. As a child of the 80’s success was always few and far between however we were always blessed with gifted players. In the 90’s, to be a Welsh supporter hoping for success was a barren endeavour however when Warren Gatland took over the realm, he had…

What makes a difference?

In my many years of working in a number of schools, I have often considered what truly makes a difference to the life of a pupil. A good and balanced curriculum provides the food and enrichment for academic progress. Assessment for learning is the building block that develops awareness of how to achieve. A safe…