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The Parent Spectrum

  When dealing with parents of vulnerable children there is a spectrum. On one side you have the highly enthusiastic parents – they attend every event, do homework with children …

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Stepping out

I’m feeling nervous about stepping out and doing something new today – speaking at the TES SEN Conference in London. It’s funny really but you get used to doing the …

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High School hates

Mine is a somber reflection on school life tonight – I came across this quote recently and it really resonated with my experiences with my two eldest at High School. …

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Toxic shame

Shame has always fascinated me – I don’t know why but over my life I’ve heard quite a few teachings on shame from lots of different angles but until I …

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Back to school

Less than a week left of the summer holidays and as ever there’s mixed emotions about going back to school and getting back into the routine of life. The summer …

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The award goes to….

Sometimes the realisation of how different children who have been adopted are to other children takes you by surprise. On Friday I attended our Secondary school’s awards ceremony for year …

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