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I can’t carry on in the classroom! BUT the thought of leaving teaching fills me with guilt!

The Guilt of Leaving Teaching Letting down the kids; telling my parents and what do I even call myself?  When I was teaching, one of the biggest tasks of my job was ‘marking’. Not the traditional formative assessment whereby, I carted boxes and boxes from my car boot to my kitchen table with regimented frequency. […]


Being Present for your children

A Mother’s Reflection Within the last couple of weeks my year 11 son completed his GSCEs and my response to him leaving school was “thank god!” As my year 6 daughter prepares to leave her primary school, all I keep saying is “oh my god!” I don’t know whether it is because she is the […]


How to transition from teacher to a freelance earner

The Bottom Line The idea of leaving teaching and becoming your own boss is often described as stepping off a cliff. If you think the floor will rise to meet you when you step off and the transition from a salary to a freelancer, lucrative income will be smooth and effortless – think again. You […]


How long does it take from buying a Conexus Tuition franchise to actually leaving in the classroom?

The Journey from Classroom to Boardroom When teachers or TAs look to a franchise as a means of starting out as an entrepreneur, striking out into the world of business but with the safety net of an experienced support team, the two headings under which most of their initial questions sit are these topic headings: […]


For those of you leaving the classroom

A Rollercoaster of Emotions If you are leaving the classroom; if you’ve: escaped, left, walked – whichever way you want to look at it, you are about to have a rollercoaster of emotions. Many think it is simply going to be a sense of relief, a euphoria and then having stepped off the cliff, you […]


Why I am looking to go into business with impostors

Imposter Syndrome – Shifting Your Mindset I understand the concept of ‘impostor syndrome’ and to be frank, the criteria applies to me on many levels. Despite significant evidence to the contrary, I am a successful business woman who always feels like, at any given time, someone will come along, tap me on the shoulder and […]

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