This summer I changed the approach to the back to school surprises by Crowdfunding and putting them together myself. The Crowdfunder ended on the 18th August and since then I’ve been slowly planning, purchasing and preparing. This week I finally accessed the funds and made a huge order to Amazon. Luckily my other half has… Continue reading #SurpriseSeptember
Since it is now the summer holidays, my focus has turned to #Teacher5adayBuddyBox Surprise September and match ups for this academic year have ended. A large number of people have been in contact asking for their buddy match, unfortunately the last date for match ups for the last academic year was 21/07/2017. This is so… Continue reading Time for a summer break.
Last summer, a team of 28 fantastic volunteers put together 100 amazing Back2School buddy boxes for nominated teachers from across the country. I’m really pleased to announce that the scheme is back, but bigger and better. You can read more about last year’s scheme here and here. Last year the recipients were extremely pleased with their… Continue reading Back 2 School Surprise Boxes Return
A simple post to explain the times of the school year identified in your buddy match email. Term 1 – September to October half term Term 2 – October half term to Christmas Term 3 – New Year to February half term Term 4 – February half term to Easter Term 5 – Easter to… Continue reading Term Times Explained
Hi all, It recently occurred to me that with over 1000 volunteers signed up to #Teacher5adayBuddyBox it might be nice to create a online community for people to discuss ideas, share photos and chat about wellbeing. You can join the community here. Let’s get chatting. V x
I hear this from time to time. Firstly I’m sorry that your buddy signed up but has not been in contact. Secondly I’d like to point you towards the FAQs. This page outlines exactly what you need to do. “If you have trouble contacting your buddy, let me know either through the contact form, by email… Continue reading My buddy hasn’t been in contact…
In April 2016, on return to work after the Easter break I had a breakdown. Anxiety hit as I walked into my classroom the morning after the Easter break. Anxiety that was so crippling I immediately left my classroom with no words to convey how I felt. A member of staff caught me in the… Continue reading Breakdown, reach out, recover.