This is a blog about teaching, mostly English teaching, mostly novice English teaching, and perhaps in time about some other stuff I enjoy too, like books and boxing, or anything else that tickles my whimsy.
I currently work in an all-boys, inner-city comprehensive that is in Special Measures, and recently achieved QTS via the Assessment-Only route. As I’m sure you can imagine, life is fairly challenging. However, I work alongside great people who are committed to improving outcomes for our boys.
Away from work, I used to dream of being Arsenal’s number 10. I still dream of becoming a novelist. Mostly I dream of becoming Welterweight Champion of the World.
I’ve been recommended by 4 out 5 doctors and 100% of vets. I have all my own limbs, digits and hair, and a big, throbbing vocabulary.
A quick note on pronouns. I choose to use the masculine pronouns when the gender of the noun they refer to is indeterminate. I realise this irritates some readers, but I do have a solution. If male writers use masculine pronouns and females the feminine, then our problem is solved.
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