GCSE Results – Preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.

Let’s do worst case scenario. Thursday morning arrives and the envelope or the email containing your GCSE results is the biggest shock you have received in your life and the numbers staring back at you bear no resemblance to the grades you need to progress you to the next level of your journey. Blind panic […]

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The Guilt of the Working Mum – how I have almost mastered the art of self-forgiveness

As a working mum, this is the work life balance

The Guilt of the Working Mum – how I have almost mastered the art of self-forgiveness. I remember vividly my very first thought when I saw the positive read on my pregnancy test… ‘Oh My God, I can’t believe it, not – ‘I am pregnant’ but ‘I drank loads of wine at the weekend!’ Boom […]

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Moving from the classroom to the boardroom – My exit strategy from teaching after 20 years.

leaving teaching

I was 22 years old in 1994 when I was appointed to my first ever ‘proper’ job, an English teacher in a secondary school in Runcorn in the North-west of England.  I had my own classroom; my tutor group ; full-time salary; 13 weeks holiday a year and a pension scheme. Wow! My Dad was beyond […]

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