The Unmumsy Mum

Unmumsy-Mum-Book-ReviewBook of the week is recommended by Ms Johnson who advises us to read ‘The Unmumsey Mum’ By Sarah Turner:

The book is a window to a particular life stage. At times it is laugh out loud funny, crushingly accurate and emotionally uplifting. Charting the ups and downs of parenting a young family in this crazy, modern world. Reading the book is like going for a coffee with your closest friend – it is therapy in a pink cover!

We Should All Be Feminists

bookMrs Cousins recommends ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

You should read it because… it is a short but really powerful message about gender equality.  A multi award wining author, Adichie has had a huge audience – her TEDx talk that the book was adapted from has been watched by 3.4 million people on YouTube and she was sampled by Beyoncé on ***Flawless.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is also one of my favourite novelists – Half Of A Yellow Sun, Americanah and Purple Hibiscus are all brilliant.

The whole text can be read here for free.

Or you can listen to the TEDx talk here.

The Exam

1This week’s book recommendation is from Ms Anderson:

The Exam by Andy Hamilton (Writer of the TV shows Outnumbered and Drop the Dead Donkey)

The Exam is a comedic insight into the pressures put on young people by parents and teachers. Andrew, Chas and Bea are three students of mixed ability who find themselves held up in the same exam hall waiting for their papers to arrive. As the wait lengthens, each has to survive a powerful barrage of self doubt, parental pressure and adult incompetence. They must come to terms with themselves, their peers and parents. An enjoyable read which I’m sure all teachers can relate to and sympathise with.

Be a Smarter Parker

schools_go_smarterWe are committed to road safety outside of our schools.

Please take time to watch this Schools Go Smarter and Northumberland’s Parking Team’s film.

It highlights how the parking behaviours of parents and carers impact on the safety of children at school drop off and pick up times and to inform parents and schools about the role of Northumberland’s camera enforcement vehicle.

The camera enforcement vehicle is used to assist with the enforcement of illegal parking on school keep clear markings outside of our schools.