AM PM EVE MON 06:50 Wake to the sound of cat moaning at my door. Sleep through it. 07:10 Wake to sound of my alarm clock signing a Chinese version of Nothing Compares 2 U 07:15 Shower 07:30 Search fruitlessly for my bank card. 07:40 Drive to work 07:50 Arrive at work […]Read more "Walker’s Weird Week: Tuesday"
This is more for my own benefit so that I can record my time, reflect on stuff at the end of the week. MONDAY AM PM EVE MON 12:00 Sleeping 03:00 Woken by cat – restless for hour 04:00 Sleeping 07:15 Wake up and wash 07:40 Drive to work 07:50 Arrive at work. Eat fig […]Read more "Walker’s Weird Week: Monday"
My Dad has always had some strange and brilliant stories to tell from his childhood. He has started writing some of these down – with some fictional embellishment but with much truth in there – as short stories. They are brilliant, often sad and very darkly humorous. If you want to read more of these Doncaster/Yorkshire based tales from […]Read more "Guest Post by my Daddy: Hammer to Fall"
When I was studying my A-Levels, I had a Government and Politics teacher who prefaced his first lesson with us by saying “I must make no apology for the fact that I shall no longer be saying the words Margaret Thatcher this year. From this point onwards, when I speak of ‘The Bastard’, I am […]Read more "TRUMP: The Political Misadventures of Jonny Neutral"
I have written previously about the joyous collections of oddbods that is my School Council. I mean this in a purely positive way. I have been extremely firm in my desire to ensure that democratic processes are followed to the letter, and as a consequence, we have a real mix of personalities in our council. […]Read more "Taking Kids to Parliament"
It must really get on the nerves of people not teaching in London to continuously be told how brilliant London’s state schools are, especially those serving disadvantaged communities. Many London schools in these circumstances are really good, and they are funded more generously than schools elsewhere in the UK that are facing equal, and sometimes […]Read more "The London Teaching Effect: Ken Clarke, Olympics, Overcrowding etc."
I naively and accidentally decided to design, organise and run two large events back to back. On 3rd November we had the first ever #TMNewham event and then from the 7th to the 10th November, we had our first ETSA Newham Y5 Poetry Retreat. Truth told, I had crippling anxiety all the way through half […]Read more "Feeling Good: The Poetry Retreat"