Stationery; Why I invest…

I love stationery and struggle to get through stationery shops without picking up something. I spend way too much money on stationery and notebooks and probably have 1 (or 10) of everything at this stage.

Tesco; School Supplies

I popped into Tesco on my way home from meeting a friend for lunch today and noticed they have lots on offer for Back to School. While I know its only July and we still have a month before we go back, there were some great deals available in Tesco today.

Its All About Who You Know… Or Is It?

I know theres hundreds/thousands of teachers sitting down in front of their laptops today sending off another batch of standard application forms, copies of certificates, references, copies of degrees etc. and I know how disheartening it can be when all you get back is ‘Thanks but no thanks’. I think this is always made worse […]

What is involved in creating resources?

My blog was initially a place where I shared ideas, tips and advice. It now also has a store where I upload documents that I’ve made. This blogpost is to show how long it takes to make each individual resource and the amount of work that goes into it.

Moving Schools; The Benefits

Teaching has always been seen as a ‘permanent, pensionable job’. Many teachers left college, got a job, got made permanent and are still teaching in the school 20/25/30 years later. This is no longer the case. Many teachers leave college, apply to hundreds of schools, get a maternity/short term contract and then move on when […]

Tiger; School Supplies

I went into town yesterday and popped into Tiger for a look. They always have so many bits and pieces that could be used in lots of ways in your classroom. I took photos of some of the main products that I liked. Below you’ll see some pictures of the products along with a description […]

So you want to be a teacher?

I’ve wanted to be a primary school teacher since I was three years old (or so my mam tells me!). I used to spend so much time teaching my teddies and dolls and I had a little blackboard with chalk. I was the oldest child in the housing estate so I spent a lot of […]

First job; what do I need to do over the summer? 

First of all congratulations – well done on getting your first teaching job! I know you probably a bag of emotions – excited, delighted, proud, relieved, and probably feeling a bit anxious about September. I’ve received a number of messages from people who will be starting their first teaching job in September wondering what to […]

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