Author Archives: bergistra

A Delicate Situation

On Friday morning one of my parents brought one of her children to school in a very bad mood. The child had obviously been crying and was clearly distressed. My Pupil and Family Support Worker picked up the child and … Continue reading

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They say it as it is…

Some of my older boys can be a tricky bunch to manage, they are a very needy group. Among them they have suffered sibling bereavement, parental mental health issues ranging from Bi Polar disorder to long term depression, parents who … Continue reading

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Cultural ties…

This has been a hard week for the children in the support group. One of them, who had been doing well back in class, has been very disruptive again lately. He poked his head round my door one morning at … Continue reading

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Back into the swing of things…

It has taken a week or so but things are really getting back to normal now. One of the interesting elements of my job is that occasionally I have the opportunity to play a small part in the reshaping of … Continue reading

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Magic moments…

Things are slowly getting back to normal. This morning was spent trying to catch up on paperwork, talking to staff about various issues and an interim review meeting with the local authority about the placement of a child with a … Continue reading

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After the Storm

I don’t really know what I was expecting when I went to work this morning. We had an incredibly difficult week at school last week and I was anticipating fall out today. There was none. Staff and children were happy … Continue reading

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Taking it all in…

This weekend I have been trying to digest the past 8 weeks. In many ways the first half term of the school year is the most difficult, with relationships being re-established and new relationships being developed; new routines implemented and … Continue reading

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