Throughout lockdown I was incredibly focused ‘on the moment.’ I was desperately trying to ensure online learning was completed while also keeping on top of work and domestic chores, chores which I felt overwhelmed by with all four of us at home each day!
When I was at secondary school, I had a chemistry teacher who was quite a character. He was very sarcastic and this appealed to me greatly. He also travelled to school every day on a motorbike, which gave him a slightly rebellious edge and made all the other teachers seem very boring in comparison.
The words Parent Teacher Association and its acronym PTA can elicit the strongest of opinions from parents. I’ve noticed us mums and dads tend to fall into two camps: Those that are incredibly keen to help and those, the majority if I’m honest, who treat the regular requests for help and donations as an irritation.
How much do you know about what your children get up to at school and the curriculum they study? Compare it to the education system of your youth. How much did your parents know about your schooling? I think my parents were left completely in the dark when I was at school and this had