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I used to head a school for young people who were outside the school system. Some had special educational needs and some behavioural problems but all had HUGE difficulties engaging with learning. One of the main contributors was the weight of wanting to be seen as good enough in other peoples eyes. This disabled them, so I always said ACHIEVE YOUR A. I won a Jack Petchy award for creating a safe space for young people to flourish and I celebrate that award but most of all I celebrate the success of those young people. 

Achieve your A, it could be a B.
Achieve your A, it could be a G.
All we want is your absolute best,
Then we can only but be impressed.
You’ll know when you’ve reached the peak for you,
Then there’s nothing else you have to do.
But be proud that you met your potential,
What others do is inconsequential.
But be proud that you met your potential, What others do is inconsequential. Click To Tweet
Mama Grace

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17 Comments

  1. Congratulations on winning the Jack Petchy award! That’s Amazing! I think you are a great teacher. There are more to life than being graded. Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

  2. I LOVE this!!! My son has autism. There is such a need for people who think the way you do. Just beautiful! #TrafficJamWeekend

  3. What wonderful words, It’s so important to not judge yourself based on others achievements and what they think, it’s a lesson for us all. We are all good enough, we just need to realise it, and it sounds like you are a great encouragement. #Blogstravaganza

    • You’re so right. I wrote it for young people but I have to remind myself of this too. Thanks for reading.

  4. I wish there were more people that think the way you do! Thanks so much for sharing such great positivity with #Blogstravaganza xx

  5. diynige diynige

    Congrats on your award well done Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  6. This is wonderful. I really dislike grades. Be the best you you can be. Sounds like you’ve got it sorted. Thanks for linking up with us #FabFridayPost

  7. You sound like a wonderful teacher. Your words remind me of my Dad’s encouragement to me, which was always that the only thing that mattered was that I tried my best. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  8. This is so inspiring, why can’t there be more people like you who work in education. As long as you do what’s best for you then that’s all anyone can ask for xx #BlogCrush

    • Thanks. I was lucky enough to work with some amazing people. It’s the pressure to meet statics that changes everything.

  9. This is lovely and well done for winning an award. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  10. randommusings29 randommusings29

    That’s such a good sentiment – as long as you give something your best shot then you haven’t ever failed!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂
    Debbie

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