Mock Exams

Howdy Friday Peeps! GCSE-takers will be in the midst of mock exams for the next couple of weeks and the year 10s will be waiting to start theirs after year 11 have finished. This may be the first time some of them have experienced exam pressure, so go easy on them (see Revision Time! and Is Your Child [...]

A Get Well Soon Cocktail

Morning Peeps! The teenager has been back at school a fortnight and is already germ-infested. (My poor bubba 😕) So today will consist of medication, vitamins, several types of juice and lots of cleaning. Such a shame but at least it's solvable. She just needs to catch up on her chemistry when she's back. So [...]

Results Day!

Morning Thursday Peeps! So it's GCSE results day... and BTEC and NVQs and several other types of courses!! Good luck/well done (depending on which side of getting results you're reading this)! 🙂 So here are some practical tips for what to do next: 1) Firstly, tell all your nearest and dearest...enjoy the praise, you deserve [...]

Back To School Bargains

Happy Monday Peeps! Just a heads-up for those in the UK: WH Smith's and Sainsbury's both currently have school stationery on sale!! Sainsbury's also selling lunch boxes and bottles, and in larger stores, uniform and bags too. Wherever you are, try Amazon for a bargain! Just got my daughter a really good quality backpack that's [...]

Don’t Stay In School…?

Howdy Peeps! My daughter showed me this video going around YouTube and social media that's getting a lot of interest from pupils and educators alike and I wanted to share it with you. Obviously, I don't agree with the title- but I don't think the lad singing does either. He makes some excellent points; listen [...]

Back To The Grindstone/The Final Push

Morning Peeps! Today (or at some point this week) the schools go back for Summer Term....yes, summer... even though we've not really had spring yet! For many kids (and teachers) this is the beginning of the final slog, exams are imminent. Remind them to try their best, keep calm and that there's always another chance. Some [...]