What do you do over 7 weeks of holiday?

One amazing thing about working in a school is the holiday time. This is supplemented when you work in a boarding school and at random points in the holiday you get an extra week, summer holiday being one of these holidays. So having been in San Diego for a week before school even finished I… Continue reading What do you do over 7 weeks of holiday?

3 years later and I finally made it

Today is the anniversary of an absolutely amazing day in my life. Graduation Day. This day is the culmination of at least three years of hard work for a whole degrees worth of people, and longer for some. Graduation is the day when everyone gives you a big pat on the back and says congratulations.… Continue reading 3 years later and I finally made it

With friends like these…

I know this quote ends with a negative (and the person that this post is about will inform me of that herself) but today I was reminded of just how brilliant my friends are. Having had a shitty day at work and texting my colleague to say “It’s going to be me crying today” she… Continue reading With friends like these…

What. A. Shit. Show.

Today hasn’t been great. I’ve been at work all day, which is shitty in itself. Been mega busy with one of the students saying that he’s being bullied and the aftermath that comes with that. I filled in a load of job applications last night, saved them only to find that they in fact hadn’t… Continue reading What. A. Shit. Show.

Dyslexia – a note to everyone

I am dyslexic, she says for the millionth time. I have decided that it is important for me to clear up a few things about what dyslexia can be like, and honestly, this is personal, because it is different for everyone. I was assessed as dyslexic at University and so I would be seen as… Continue reading Dyslexia – a note to everyone

The importance of the word ‘why’

So as I have said, I work with teenagers. Many people say to me that I am absolutely mad to work with them but personally I think teenagers get a bad reputation when it is both the minority of the time and the minority of the people that they are actually acting outrageously. We all… Continue reading The importance of the word ‘why’