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Gratitude – health and the vaccine!

Last week I blogged about finishing my book: Time of the Virus, all bar the shouting and final editing, that is. Fingers crossed that plans to move out of lockdown can go ahead – given new fears about the Indian variant. Bolton is in the news – a hot spot for this new fear, with…

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Writing in style!

Hurrah!!!!! I have just finished writing my book! Title: Time of the Virus – a reflection of prose, short stories and poems. It’s an odd mix of memoir, reflective thoughts, history and social commentary of this troubled year – written in different formats, and with my own artwork. But now I am fearful of publishing…

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Does Grammar Matter?

As a writer and also an ex-teacher, I ask myself, on the issue of writing proficiency: how far does ‘correctness’ actually matter? When is it okay to break writing rules? Is misplaced political correctness creeping in to affect writing standards? I will explain. It seems that, in some British universities, guidance is being given that…

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Person-centred Planning: post-Covid

When it comes to preparing young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) for independent adulthood and the world of work, person-centred planning is crucial. What is PCP? It’s at the heart of preparing all young people with SEND for adulthood, and has been around since the 1980’s, mentioned in various legislation. Post-Covid, PCP…

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Every Child (and Adult) Matters

Did you know that the DfES published ‘Every Child Matters’ in 2003? Its five goals deserve revisiting, following the Covid pandemic. Here they are: Health: physical and mental Safety: in and out of the home environment Achievement Making a contribution to society Economic well-being. Have these aims been realised for all children? No. It is…

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