Thank you all for bothering to read my blogs throughout 2017. I hope they brought a wry smile, a reason to shout or the start of a pedagogical conversation. Now take a leaf out of Santa Claus’ book and have a mince pie, a carrot (for healthy eating) and a glass of wine – or sherry if there is any left after soaking the Christmas cake – then put on your best voice and sing this loudly:
On the first day of Christmas the Government sent to me; No more funding!…
On the second day of Christmas the nurseries sent to me; A plea for some more staffing
On the third day of Christmas Ofsted sent to me; A disappointing report called Bold Beginnings
On the fourth day of Christmas Health and Safety sent to me; A fire pit and a climbing tree
On the fifth day of Christmas the politicians sent to me; Jeremy Corbyn, fleetingly
On the sixth day of Christmas Bikeworks sent to me; 56 bicycles to reduce obesity
On the seventh day of Christmas the drag queens said to me; Watch as I read theatrically
On the eighth day of Christmas social enterprise sent to me; a thank you for helping social mobility
On the ninth day of Christmas the sector sent to me; an award for being influential from NMT
On the tenth day of Christmas men in childcare sent to me; entreating me to keep the debate going
On the eleventh day of Christmas the LEYF staff said to me; Hurrah for recognising our teaching
On the twelfth day of Christmas parents said to me; please get the 30 hours working
And, if you don’t like this song, perhaps you can take a look at this one. Happy Christmas, and here’s hoping for a marvellously pedagogically sound New Year!
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