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 […]
January 4, 2018

Go to school on an egg – why breakfast club is the most important time of the day

Most of us know that breakfast is supposed to be the most important time of the day and there are lots of studies about the dangers […]
November 21, 2017

Kids in Hi-Viz – safety or smothering?

When I’m out on the road talking to schools about our children tracking technology product, ClassHug, the subject of Hi-Viz crops up a lot, it seems […]