It’s been a while, but I’ve decided to resurrect this old blog. This website has been mothballed for over a year, following some rather threatening behaviour documented in this post by Andrew Old. The time has come though, to shake the cobwebs and bring this site back to life. I have been blogging in the meantime on, but increasingly I’ve felt much of what I want to write about would not fall under the umbrella of ‘History Lover’, so I’ve come back here, to my old blogging home.

There has been much water under the bridge since my last blog post on here. My circumstances and outlook have changed considerably; for one thing I am no longer training to be a teacher. For another, I have switched from secondary to primary. At the moment, I am content to work in a TA or cover supervisor role, and to put teacher training on the back burner. Quality of life and family time are trumping the desire to move up into a position of more responsibility. This may not always be the case though, so I’m keeping my powder dry.

I plan to use this blog to share my reflections on education in general, and to switch to ‘History Lover’ only when my subject matter is history specific. This means that I will be blogging on two separate sites, but it will hopefully make better sense this way. My next blog, entitled ‘When will they catch up?’, will discuss differentiation and how it often has the unintended consequence of widening the attainment gap.

It’s good to be back!