How lockdowns looked for me | A Day in the Life

It’s April 2021. How has it been over a year since the UK’s first lockdown, to combat coronavirus? A lot has changed in that year – some big businesses have permanently shifted to working from home and schools have adapted to remote learning – twice. It’s been quite the journey, but hopefully one that’s starting … More How lockdowns looked for me | A Day in the Life

Placement #2: Hitting the Ground Running | PGCE: Day in the Life

What an unusual first term we had before Christmas! I don’t know about you, but I felt knackered. I’ve been told that the autumn term is always the hardest, and I don’t doubt it. Lots of experienced teachers echoed that it was likely the hardest September-December they’d ever faced so, whether you’re training, a veteran … More Placement #2: Hitting the Ground Running | PGCE: Day in the Life

Cheltenham Literature Festival 2018 | Mitch Johnson’s Sweatshops & Footballs

[3-minute read] Mitch Johnson’s stage presence is undeniable. His command of crowds is aided, no doubt, by his size. I have no exact figures, but I’d be shocked if he was anywhere close to being under 6’6. ‘Mitch Johnson’ is a strong combination of names, too. The syllables are punchy and emphatic. He could make a career as a bodyguard, for sure, based on a name like that alone. … More Cheltenham Literature Festival 2018 | Mitch Johnson’s Sweatshops & Footballs