Whilst it’s nice to see a Labour Party policy dominating the news agenda for once, I can’t help but feel disheartened by their universal free school meals policy. The plan is simple: charge the parents of children who attend private schools a tax of 20% on their fees and use the money to provide a free school lunch… Continue reading Universal Free School Meals Could Make Schools Poorer
Over the last 18 months, politics has become more emotive, polarised and tribal than ever before. If you’re to believe social media, it would be easy to think the whole world divides neatly into two categories: you’re either a racist Brexiteer or a liberal Remoaner, a Corbynista or a Blairite, a Globalist or a Nationalist. The… Continue reading The Grey Area
I have big news. Get ready with the BBC style bongs: BONG! At the beginning of December the lovely people at Bloomsbury Education got in touch to ask if I would like to write a book for them. After deciding that an Ed Miliband “Hell Yes!” gif wasn’t the most professional response I pieced together a… Continue reading Big News
I don’t remember learning to read. I consider it a huge privilege that I only have memories of being a reader. I think it’s because I was quite nosy and once I’d mastered talking, which those that know me won’t be surprised to find out was at a very young age, I didn’t want to… Continue reading What Should Children Be Reading?
Next week it will be six months since I taught my last lesson. That sounds a bit like an AA introduction doesn’t it? “Hi my name is Zoe.” “Hi Zoe!” “It has been six months since my last lesson.” And then you all clap. I think. I’ve never been to AA but I’ve seen films. Last… Continue reading Do I Miss Teaching?