World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is celebrated annually.  On this day, all those involved strive to make the world a better place by promoting good deeds, celebrating positivity and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organisations. Kindness is entirely inclusive...

February – the cabbage month????

February is known for many things; it could be the shortest month of the year or the coldest month of the year or the month of love. You probably know that the original Roman calendar enjoyed by Western culture today only had tern months. At one stage the Romans...

January 2022

January is seen by many as the hardest month. Is January as hard as we think? In Western culture we are coming down from an almost month of fun and festivities but alongside that January brings us an expectation that there is a full year ahead to look forward to plan...

October SMSC Update

The new academic year is most certainly underway. For some of us, there are thoughts of the October half term to look forward to.  It has been a topsy-turvy year for all those teaching and working in schools and not least the children and students who have been at the...

Forgiveness – is it really a gift?

I’ve always tried to believe that when exchanging gifts that ‘the pleasure was in the giving and not the receiving’. Of course, this works best, if at all, with tangible gifts though I throw in a caveat here as the intended reaction is of gratitude and not greed and...