The new school – first parents’ evening
Oct17

The new school – first parents’ evening

My daughter has been in Year 7 at a girls’ grammar school for half a term now. She has settled in incredibly well and has made a lovely group of friends. She couldn’t be happier – and I couldn’t be happier for her. It is worked out for her exactly as I hoped it would. But she’s always had a small niggle in the back of her mind that she might not be ‘clever enough’. This is entirely based on...

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Amazing parents’ evening
Apr10

Amazing parents’ evening

My younger son is a highly intelligent boy, who has always been a long way ahead of his peers. Now he’s at a grammar school which is one of the top state schools in the country and only takes the absolute cleverest kids. And I wasn’t really sure if he was way ahead of his peers any more. He doesn’t talk that much about what he’s learned at school. I hear a lot more about PE and rugby practise than I hear about...

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Project 365 2017 Week 13
Apr01

Project 365 2017 Week 13

We’re now a quarter of the way through the year! We’re getting to the point where it becomes more difficult for me to do the maths and work out what number day we’re on. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 85 – Sunday 26th March – Happy Mother’s Day! This is my card from my daughter, which I absolutely love. But does anyone else think Mother’s Day is a bit overrated? I spent the whole...

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A parents’ evening to be proud of
Mar09

A parents’ evening to be proud of

Earlier this week, we had my younger son’s first secondary school parents’ evening. His first test was to arrange all of the appointments himself – quite a task for a slightly disorganised 12 year old. It wasn’t until the actual afternoon of the parents’ evening that I found out who I was seeing at what time. PE, Maths, RE, Science, Music, English, History, Geography, Art and French. He’d been...

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‘Not middle ability’
Dec08

‘Not middle ability’

My eldest wasn’t pleased with his most recent school report. His effort grades had slipped a bit from As and Bs to Bs and Cs, and his performance had dropped slightly in a couple of areas. But it had also gone up in many areas too. It wasn’t a bad report in any way and I wasn’t cross or unhappy with it. He felt it was a bit unjust, but I suspected the effort grades were accurate (they would certainly reflect the...

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