Based in Birmingham, UK.

A teacher for 17 years. Currently working with ‘vulnerable and complex’ students who are mostly 11-16 age group, but some younger.

Subject Leader for English.

Occasionally write blogs about local history, or of general interest.

Still learning how to blog/teach/write/exist! Please feel free to comment, I’m grateful for the feedback.

Thank you.

(I can also be found on Twitter: @cazzypot)

6 Responses to About

  1. Anthony Aloysious says:

    Dear Friend
    Please could you help? I work as a teacher in the primary area, though my specialism is in ICT at secondary school where I taught for many years. At secondary school, I mentored other student teachers and would look at their lesson plan and resources. At the new primary school where I am based, I have been asked to observe other teachers and in order to understand the respective teacher’s structure and approach and learn from it, I feel it is good practice to request the respective teacher’s lesson plans and view resources. Is that a reasonable request to ask? I am sorry to ask you and would appreciate your assistance. Thank you. Best wishes


    • cazzypot2013 says:

      I think it’s reasonable to ask to see books and resources in advance of the lesson, but I don’t think you can reasonably ask to see individual lesson plans. Maybe you could ask to see scheme/medium term plan to get an idea of what’s happening (or due to happen)? Hope that this is helpful to you.


  2. Hi there,

    I work for the Edge Foundation and have a press release that might be of interest to you with regards to the VQ Day Awards 2014 and their new Teacher Award.

    Drop me and email and I’ll send it over to you!





  3. Elissa Hudson says:


    What would be the best email to catch you on about potentially getting involved in a children’s charity campaign?

    Kind regards,


  4. Ben Godley says:


    My name’s Ben and I work on behalf of Thomson on their new KS2 schools programme about sustainable travel (http://betterworlddetectives.co.uk/)

    Given you often blog about interesting resources and teaching methods on your blog ‘cazzypotsblog’ I thought you’d be interested in knowing about the programme since it includes lots of exciting multimedia tech resources to help teachers teach about big global issues in a really engaging way that KS2 children can relate to.

    That’s why we’d love to invite you to an exclusive preview of the resources before they launch via an hour long Google Hangout that you can take part in from the comfort of your classroom or at home!

    We’ve invited some really interesting speakers to talk about the programme:

    1. TUI’s Head of Sustainability UK and Ireland, Ian Corbett who will give an introduction to the programme and why Thomson created it

    2. Fiona Hunter, KS2 educator who co-created the lesson plans and resources will provide a demo of the resources and lesson plans and explain how they link back to the KS2 curriculum

    3. Kirsty Doherty, KS2 teacher and ambassador for Better World Detectives will give some top tips for using the resources with your class

    The Hangout will take place on 30/03/2017 from 4:30-5:30pm.

    To join, please just click on https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=dDVsOGM1Nmdwa3YwbDQzdDU1dXIxbnBlYTQgYmVuZ0BnaXZlbmxvbmRvbi5jb20&tmsrc=beng%40givenlondon.com

    I really hope you can join our Hangout. If you have any questions at all or for more information on the programme please don’t hesitate to contact me on 02074900239.

    Best wishes,



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