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About hardingsonline

My first career was in the Nuclear Engineering Industry but I took the opportunity for a career break/rethink when my youngest son was born. I worked as a Teaching Assistant for ten years and during the last five of those I completed my teaching qualification part-time whilst working full time and bringing up my two sons. I qualified to teach in 2006 and have worked in two primary schools. I have been a SENCO for five and a half years and I am passionate about making outstanding provision for children with special needs. I am on the senior leadership team and enjoy the resposibility and challenge of this alongside my class teaching. I love being a teacher and retraining was the best career decision I have made. I am always looking to learn and improve what I do in school.

I love my sisters

When I watch Mamma Mia (as I have done tonight) I see those friendships as the relationships I have with my sisters. The good times, the bad times, the fact that something shared with one is something shared with all … Continue reading

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Sometimes you’ve got to be a little bit…

This week we took 40 children on a residential visit to Ambleside (beautiful despite the sometimes relentless rain).  They completed team building challenges, ghyll scrambling (if you ever get the opportunity – go!) canoeing and hiking.  Not to be outdone … Continue reading

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Thorns

This afternoon I’ve been out in the garden.  I have some beautiful pink David Austin roses that are an absolute delight.  Their scent is beautiful and strong.  However, they are tricky little blighters with thorns like sharp blades – my … Continue reading

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Sunsets – it’s not about the sun setting.  

People who know me, know that I love a good sunset – the colours and the reflection of the sun in the water, the hot colours swirling across the sky. I seek out holiday destinations that are west facing and … Continue reading

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The Bouquet

  She was handed the beautiful bouquet and received it gladly – it was just what she wanted, what she had waited for.  Flowers of many colours and yet how they complemented each other – no two the same.  A … Continue reading

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How do you say goodbye?

How do you tell someone that you love them? How do you thank them for everything that they mean to you? For always being my first phone call when things went wrong – car crashes, poorly children to name two … Continue reading

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Free Wi-Fi! – The needs of a child (actual or perceived)

I think Maslow talked a lot of sense when he came up with his Hierarchy of Needs. Credit (1) My experience of children in various settings including schools and voluntary organisations together with the learning I am currently undertaking as … Continue reading

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