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May 24, 2018

4 top tips for in-school marketing

Finishing working in a primary school on a Friday, knowing that I will be marketing to them come Monday is a scary challenge – but one […]
May 9, 2018

Do your carefully crafted procedures really help when things go wrong?

We spend an age writing policies and procedures before we venture outside school. How much do they really help though when things start to go wrong...
May 8, 2018

Survey results – We recently surveyed 100 parents of primary school children about how they view safety on school trips

We recently conducted a survey of 100 parents of children at primary school to ask them about how they feel when their children are taken on school trips....
May 2, 2018

“Teachers and Childcare workers are lazy”

I was talking to a major early years’ childcare organisation about what we do and was told “electronic tracking goes against our ethos, if you do headcounts automatically it will encourage childcare workers to become lazy and stop watching the children properly!
April 25, 2018

Developing technology for teachers – why so many #EdTech vendors get it wrong

As a KS2 teacher and Computing lead for my school, I used to be really frustrated by some of the new technology we were given to […]
April 18, 2018

Mummy Worrypants – a parent’s perspective on school trips

“Muuuuum, I’ve got a school trip coming up soon will you sign my letter!” Shouted my then 8-year-old daughter. Then the anxiety kicked in again, my […]
April 11, 2018

How a trip to the woods helped one of my pupils with development issues

In my previous years at a school in Surrey I regularly took out groups of 2+ years olds to Woodland school sessions. On one occasion I […]
April 6, 2018

How losing my son on a trip to the zoo led to The Hug Group

A couple of years ago, shortly after leaving my previous company in the City of London to work on my golf handicap*, there was an Inset […]
February 9, 2018

Work Experience with The HugGroup

From the 5th to the 9th of February 2018 I was an active member of The HugGroup as a student from Longfield Academy post 16. I […]