Category: News

Author Visits

Author Visits

After a year of not being able to do REAL LIVE author visits and “ZOOMING” around the world (and using Microsoft Teams and Google meet!) I am finally back on the road! I had a couple of days in Darlington before Easter and had a great time talking to students on a holiday school scheme. I am taking bookings for […]

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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Best Book Award

Best Book Award

I was really pleased to find out that Killer Custard finished 2nd in the Leicester Libraries Our Best Book 2020 Primary School Book Award. 43 Leicester schools voted for their favourite book and students then voted online during lockdown for their favourite. Sadly the award ceremony has been cancelled, but I’ll celebrate anyway! Thanks to Lee Robinson for his fabulous […]

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Offschool

Offschool

I’ve been helping out with a brilliant new website that pulls together lots of activities for home learning with your kids. It’s going to have loads more added in the coming weeks. Have a look and if you like it, please pass it on! Hope you’re all staying safe… Offschool.org.uk

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Killer Custard!

Killer Custard!

I’m really pleased that KILLER CUSTARD has made the shortlist for Leicester Libraries Our Best Book 2020 Primary School Book Award. 43 Leicester Schools voted for their favourite book from a long list of 20 titles and KILLER CUSTARD has made the last 6! There will be more voting by Leicester students and then I’ll find out if it has […]

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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Patron of Reading

Patron of Reading

I’m honoured to have been appointed Whatever it Takes’ first Patron of Reading for Leicester. I’m really looking forward to boosting reading for pleasure across Leicester schools. Whatever it Takes (WiT) is the Leicester city-wide reading initiative to get every child in Leicester reading. The initiative is a collaborative approach to improve literacy levels across the city and is dedicated […]

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Book Boxes

Book Boxes

It was great to be able to help launch the “Free Little   Library for Parents” at Esgob Morgan, one of our Patron of Reading schools. Headteacher, Tim Redgrave, had three “book boxes” made and placed around the various school entrances, so that parents can borrow, swap and recommend books to each other. Tim explained the idea in his newsletter […]

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My EU Statement Of Data Protection Compliance

I care about your data and am fully EUGDPR compliant. If you are worried about what I might do with your email address, please read the following statement. If you can’t be bothered (I don’t blame you – it’s incredibly boring) then please trust me: I will never spam you, add your email address to a database (unless you ask […]

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Khartoum Classroom

Khartoum Classroom

Having a great time at the Khartoum American School in Sudan. Fab students and staff.           iHero in Sudan! Warrior Princess going down a storm!

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