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Tipping Point

An incredible thing happened last week. The General Teaching Council of Scotland sent its members an email informing them that the fees had been increased by £15, from £50 to £65 a year. And suddenly the world of social media went ballistic with rage. Apoplectic teachers unleashed a firestorming mix of criticism, disbelief, abject disappointment […]

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Season To Leave: let’s go exploring

Tell your tales, set yours sails, you’re on your way In January 2001, I left my job as a projectionist at the Cameo Cinema in Edinburgh and set off for the bright lights of Bottrop, Germany to work as a British Council lingua-assistant in a Grundschule (primary school). I played this song by The Guthries […]

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Lochgelly Tawse

  I started school in 1980. My p1 teacher’s name was Mrs Tullock. I thought she was lovely. At the end of p1 I placed a penny in a tictac box to remember her. I only remember 5 things about primary 1. 1. I remember getting a gold star for the neatest colouring in of […]

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Let’s get on with it, shall we.

My name is Athole McLauchlan and this blog is my new professional portfolio. I had a short lived one previously here http://video-school.blogspot.co.uk and a slightly better loved travel blog here http://furry-boots.blogspot.co.uk I live and work as a primary teacher in Glasgow with my partner Kathy and our two amazing young children, Jamie and Rosalyn. Why is it called […]