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A guide to your 'tweenager's' brain

Guest Contributor | 19th August 2022

The tweenage years are those between the ages of 9 until about 13. I'll be honest I had never heard the term 'Tweenager' before I attended an inspirational talk on the subject a few years ago, I thought they were big blue CBeebies characters like the Tweenies! But the term does neatly sum up that strange time when your child is between childhood bu

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Quarantine Musings...

Guest Contributor | 27th November 2020

This week the Phase Vice-Chair John Maguire tells us about how he has been coping with lockdown, quarantine and all things WFH... My eldest son John lives in Malta and fourth time lucky we were able to visit him at the beginning of November and then had to quarantine for fourteen days on our return.  Now the reflections below on this period include

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Making Plans...

Guest Contributor | 13th September 2019

If you could choose whether to plan the rest of your life or whether to live in the unknown which would you choose? Trying to make plans for your future is not easy. I remember sitting in the sixth form common room on a Monday morning at the start of year 13 thinking that the next year will go by slowly. I was wrong. It got to about 2 months befor

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