Sci-Fi Convention: World Book Day 2017

To give a bit of context, I work at a truly wonderful, secondary school called Wilmington Academy, a non-selective school in North-West Kent, and part of the Leigh Academies Trust. The school had gone into ‘Special Measures’ in 2009, but with hard work and perseverance, the school was able to rise from the ashes in 2012, when … Continue reading Sci-Fi Convention: World Book Day 2017

The Tri-Wizard Tournament: World Book Day Festival 2016

Anyone who has read the iconic 'Harry Potter' series by J. K. Rowling has wanted to go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The robes, the quidditch matches, moving staircases, and wizard duelling; but sadly no such place exists. Until now. Unsatisfied with the lack of viable wizarding school places available in the South … Continue reading The Tri-Wizard Tournament: World Book Day Festival 2016

“A Teacher’s Work is Never Done”: The Work-Life Balance Dilemma

When I started my teaching career, to say I was overwhelmed by the workload would be a major understatement. I'd survived a practicum placement that at times made me feel sure I was having a nervous breakdown, so it was with a heavy heart and a slightly broken will power that I sought the advice … Continue reading “A Teacher’s Work is Never Done”: The Work-Life Balance Dilemma