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First journey to school

I am sat on a train. Four rows in front of me is my daughter, Helen. She has told me we must sit apart and act like we we don’t know each other.

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Dramatic photo for a dramatic week

What a week it has been! I think this photograph makes a great metaphor for the past few days: The calm moments represented by the sunflowers and the sky representing the dramatic moments, of which there have been one or two.

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back to school. School bag with face mask, books etc.
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Back to school, 2020 style

It’s a confusing time for those of us who have children returning to school in the next week or so. With many children not having been in a classroom since March and a COVID-19 vaccination clearly a long way off, I’m hearing all sorts of opinions from mums and dads. Many are expressing unbridled joy

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The Year 6 return to school: I was wrong

Last week was a funny old week. I was phenomenally busy as I prepared for the start of the weirdest of school summer holidays. It was also the week that my eldest child’s primary school days formally came to end…for the second time in four months.

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Lockdown school: I’ve had enough

I never realised three months could seem like such a long time, but thinking back to March of this year feels incredibly weird. As a family, life was so very different and, dare I say it, we were much more organised and disciplined. Having been living in a state of ever-weakening lockdown for weeks now,

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