Category Archives: quotes

To Video Edit or not…

Teaching in the virtual world resumes on Monday and as you know I’ve been trying to find ways to get round the need to explain Macbeth to Year 10 without being in the same room, compromising GDPR and other such minefields. Thanks to a media savvy teaching friend of mine, I found a lovely piece […]

Jan 04

Quote Me 4/1

Doctor Who fans have many favourite quotes: “what’s the point in being grown up if you can’t be childish?”, “I’m pretty sure that’s Cromer!”,  “Chap with the wings there, five rounds rapid!” are high up for those of us of a certain age. And whilst I do like some of the quotes from NuWho,  and […]

Musings on a Saturday Morning

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” ― Madeleine L’Engle I’ve just started teaching Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird to year 10. Set 1 are enjoying it. My colleagues set 2, find it hard […]

Oct 04

Water, Water Everywhere: The Cat Rants

While I know I am More than a Cat, I would like to point out that (at HQ) water is not a useful topic of conversation. Last night we had thunder and lightning; this morning (at fuffingly stupidly early O’clock) Chief (as he’s known on Twitter) left the building – to return more than a […]


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