Abigail Grey portrait with painting of fruit tree in background.

Missing My Stop

A guest blog by Abigail Gray. In my second year of Deputy Headship, on the first day of the Easter Holidays, I found a lump in my…

Aurora portrait

Leadership Unmasked

A guest blog by Aurora Reid. It’s time I wrote about my own mental health…. Actually, I started this blog in December so it’s really time I…

Rumi quote - These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.

Learning to Unlearn

This blog is reproduced here with permission. Written by Aini Butt on her blog Aini's Reflections on 9th June 2022. “Why do you do this to…

Baby picture of one of Emma's children

On feelings of failure – and redefining success

This photo was taken fourteen-and-a-half years ago. It's of our eldest daughter. The transition to parenthood had been as tough as it was…

Teaching with my eyes shut written on a blackboard

Teaching with my eyes shut

A guest blog by Sarah Ruse – Eyes Shut Teacher @eyesshutteacher. I’ve been teaching in Scotland for over 12 years now having changed career…

Dad holding toddler up in the air.

Fatherhood and the Struggles of Teaching

This blog is reproduced here with permission. Written by Michael Nott @MrNott117 on his blog stealingbiscuitsiswrong? on 26th April 2022.…

A selection of red and green apples and a measuring tape.

The Greed Behind Starvation

A guest blog by Mae, aged 16. The female body; a beautiful, life-creating hub of a soul, made to seem disgusting by male-run corporations…

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A stupid walk for my stupid mental health

A guest blog written by Emily Ashton @Emilyjashton. It’s a lovely misty morning, warm enough for a light jacket and I am going for a short…

Inna, English teacher in Ukraine

What’s life for children in Ukraine in May 2022?

Insights from Inna, an English teacher in Ukraine. Please get in touch if you have messages, pictures or thoughts to share with Inna’s…

Woman opening a door

‘Leave your lives at the door’. WHAT TOSH. A rant.

I have been lucky enough to connect with a vast number of UK teachers in the last few years. Of these, a significant minority have been…

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