Category Archives: life

Education thinking…as a teacher & adoptive parent

A few weeks ago I saw a statistic that bothers me… at the end of KS2 75% of pupils ‘pass’ (whatever that means in today’s education world). It has long been recognized that looked after children don’t do as well … Continue reading

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February memories…

It’s the end of February half term, a time that is filled with memories for me – both joyous and sad. So it fits that this week’s #WASO over at the Adoption Social is ‘Look how far we’ve come’ 8 … Continue reading

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Reasons to smile…

Everything gets superseded. I started a post last week, about our team around the child meeting, but lost the ability to make sense. I started writing another couple of posts about things, but couldn’t get what I wanted to across…so … Continue reading

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An interview prior to national adoption week…

Early this week I had the ‘pleasure’ of been contacted by our local adoption services asking if they could interview me in preparation for National Adoption Week. I warned them that it wasn’t roses and sunshine but agreed anyway, because, … Continue reading

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A place to relax…

I laughed when I just realised I hadn’t posted anything since last weekend (I know, situation normal really) my last post was all about The Open Nest Conference and this post well, you’ll see… This past half term has been … Continue reading

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#taking care

I need to say again what a wonderful day I had yesterday. I was lucky enough to travel with a group of adopters whom I know well and count as friends to the Open Nest Conference at York. The idea … Continue reading

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Clinging on

I want to say things are getting better, and perhaps they are. However, I do spend most of my time rushing from one thing to another and hoping that I am just about doing enough. I work three days a … Continue reading

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