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My lockdown project: forming a limited company

For the last year, I’ve been providing freelance Social Media Marketing, Web Design/Development, and Creative Content Production services to a handful of clients, alongside college. It worked as a perfect model: learn something in college, consolidate it in the real world working on a project for a local business, build my portfolio alongside and provide …

What a year. And what a year to come.

The Coronavirus caused this academic year to be far from ordinary. And as we return to more normal times, next year isn’t going to be ordinary, either. For Tes, I’ve explored how my priorities are changing in the year ahead. Read it below, or on the TES website here. My first year of college is officially …

Year 11s feel forgotten: teachers, please reach out

There are lots of feelings, emotions, and activities attached with leaving secondary school: shirt-signing, Leavers’ Assemblies, Prom. This year, Year 11 don’t get to do that. Instead, they got 2 days notice that they would be heading off. This week for Tes, I’ve explored what more Year 11 need from their teachers to support them …

We need to be aware. We need to teach ourselves.

I have two friends: Riley and Joe. They’re the same age as each other. They both passed their driving test within a month of each other. They get the same grades in college. But Riley has a life of challenge ahead of him that Joe will never have, and he has a family history that …

What lockdown has been like as a student with SEND

For my piece this fortnight with TES, I’ve shared my experience of dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic alongside having ME. We all know that being in lockdown has taken a toll on everyone. Whether it’s teachers getting to grips with online learning, students coming to terms with the fact they won’t be sitting their exams this …

The 3 Biggest Pitfalls of Online Learning

The Coronavirus Pandemic has seen us move to being taught online using tools like Microsoft Teams. On the whole, it works – well. But what’s not working so well? That’s what I’ve explored in my latest for Tes. Three months ago, if you’d told me that you had the idea of studying and being taught solely …

Have you met Geoff? He’s My Mentor

I’ve written about the power of someone called Geoff – the support staff technician in college, and the power that his mentorship has on young people. You can read it on the TES website here, or below: Geoff’s my mentor. We don’t realise it – we’ve not been assigned each other through a programme, but …

A Letter to My Teachers

I’ve written an open letter to all teachers, lecturers and support staff in schools and colleges – saying thank you, from the collective student body. You can read it on the TES website here, or below: Dear teachers, We think you do an amazing job normally. Now, with the sudden switch to remote learning, we …