I thought SATs couldn’t get any worse

I thought SATs couldn’t get any worse

Last year, our little boy was 6 years old, and in Year 2. Nobody told him he was doing SATs, but he knew something was up – here’s the account of what was happening then: SATs: this is what they’re doing to our 6-year-old. When I shared that post,...
What was your very first job?

What was your very first job?

My first job was in 1992. I was 14, and became a waitress in a family-run restaurant in a little North Yorkshire market town. My trial week earned me £1.50 an hour, which rose to £2 an hour once I’d made the grade. I did this every Saturday and most holidays until I...