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The ‘lost’ children

The ‘lost’ children

There are now almost 2 million students who are regularly missing school. These are, what we might call, The 'lost' children. Of course, there are some children whose families have chosen to home educate them. Some have no roots and are constantly moving, such as the...

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Supporting kinship carers – our unsung heroes

Supporting kinship carers – our unsung heroes

Have you heard the term 'kinship carers?' I must admit I hadn't until recently. Kinship care is where a child lives full time with an adult who isn't their parent, but is a relative - a member of their family. We've all known grandparents that come forward to bring up...

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Lifelong learning – are you with me?

Lifelong learning – are you with me?

It wasn't until many years after leaving school did I realise I belonged to a special group - those who never want to stop learning. Being open to lifelong learning, whether it's for the workplace or just because, means you stay open minded, curious and keen to soak...

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The best laid plans …

The best laid plans …

Ending a year is a good time to reflect and 2021 should be no exception! The theme of this year should surely be 'the best laid plans' as I'm sure many of you reading this will have had to cancel or postpone at least a couple of things you planned for this year....

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What about all that lost learning?

What about all that lost learning?

In an unprecedented situation like a pandemic, there is much to discuss.  What about all that lost learning?  What about exams?  What about catch up opportunities?  Or even, what's happened about my dental appointment? I came across this table the other day and you'll...

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New term, new shoes and new opportunities!

New term, new shoes and new opportunities!

This time of year always makes me think of when I was growing up and how much I enjoyed the new term, new shoes and new opportunities!  There was just something about the smell of highly polished leather, a new crisp uniform straight from the packet and, of course, a...

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