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  • May 2020 Blog

    Published 08/06/20, by Dan Parkinson
    Three months into this crisis and lockdown is now beginning to ease and there can be times in the day where you could be fooled into thinking that the country is returning to normal. We can breathe again.  Then the jarring reality hits you as yo
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  • April 2020 blog

    Published 04/05/20, by Dan Parkinson
    Well, this month has been a vertical learning curve for me in so many ways. Some of it was good, some of it not so good. Here are some of the things I have learnt this month: Exciting new learning: Delivering learning online as a teacher is vas
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  • March 2020 Blog

    Published 06/04/20, by Dan Parkinson
    When I wrote my February blog, I had absolutely no idea really that by the time I would be writing my March blog, the College would be shut and we would all be living in a very different world. So much has happened to our reality in such a short spac
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  • February 2020 Blog

    Published 06/03/20, by Dan Parkinson
    February- a short but tempestuous month. Britain has been lashed by no less than three massive storms; Ciara, Dennis and Jorge making it the wettest February on record and leaving significant parts of the country ravaged by floods. Simultaneously, th
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  • January 2020 Blog

    Published 07/02/20, by Dan Parkinson
    This time last year, I was beginning to look into what makes boys tick as far as learning is concerned because I was so worried about their lack of application to independent study and their fundamental lack of ambition. As part of this, I interviewe
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  • December 2019 Blog

    Published 07/01/20, by Dan Parkinson
    I have to be honest - after all the rain we experienced in the weeks prior to the break up for the Christmas holidays, I have been so grateful for the few days of sunshine we have had over Christmas and New Year. Certainly here in the south, Christma
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  • November 2019 Blog

    Published 02/12/19, by Dan Parkinson
    This month I would like to start my blog with a special mention to one of our community’s longest-standing and most dedicated members. Vernon Petherick has been a governor of Crookhorn College for 45 years and has just celebrated his 90th birth
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  • October 2019 Blog

    Published 05/11/19, by Dan Parkinson
    A couple of weeks ago I went to a Resilience conference. There is nothing particularly unusual in this. Resilience conferences have been all the buzz for a while, and I have studiously avoided them like the plague. As with all things, and this happen
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  • September 2019 Blog

    Published 02/10/19, by Dan Parkinson
    We have had a focused and purposeful start to our new academic year, which is exactly what I was hoping for. As of the 4th of September, we welcomed our new Year 7 cohort into the College and started them on their intensive SMART start week, whi
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  • July / August 2019 Blog

    Published 19/09/19, by Dan Parkinson
    The three weeks of July always take me by surprise with the sheer amount of activity that takes place in such a short period of time. We started the month with the rollover to our new timetable. This is the second year that we have done this and a
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  • June 2019 Blog

    Published 10/07/19, by Dan Parkinson
    I appreciate that I am a week late with my blog this month and I can assure you there is a very good reason why! To say that June has been intense would be to say the very least. The primary focus for the first three weeks was, of course, the GCSE ex
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  • May 2019 BLOG

    Published 06/06/19, by Dan Parkinson
    The month of May has been focussed almost entirely on exam preparation and the start of the exams themselves. I think we all felt a palpable sense of relief when the main exams actually started; the months of anticipation and build up giving way to t
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