Who I am?

I am James Blake-Lobb, a deputy headteacher working in West Sussex. Having spent 10 years in hospitality management I took the exciting decision to enter the teaching profession and have loved (almost) every minute of it since.

This blog is meant to be a vehicle for me to share some experiences, ideas and resources with other teaching professionals. All comments and feedback is very welcome.

13 thoughts on “About”

  1. Love Taskmaster, and loved your blog about Taskmaster week in your class. I loved doing fun projects with my classes, where they were set challenges and let loose to achieve them, mostly they rise to the challenge. I was very pleased to read about schools forming Taskmaster clubs, and how generous Alex Horne is being, I’m sure he must be thrilled that the niche TV programme is being taken up by ever inventive teachers! Well done, Sir.

  2. Hey Mr Blake-Lobb,

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, ideas and resources! I’m using the Taskmaster challenges for our end of term class party and appreciate you making it so much easier for me to organise.

    Cheers from NSW, Australia.

  3. Hi James-
    I would really like to use Taskmaster in my USA middle school this year. Have you had any issues regarding the “adult” language that pops up every now and then in a Taskmaster video?
    Thank you for your reply.
    6th & 7th grade science teacher

    1. Yes, that could be a bit of a problem. I don’t tend to use clips in class for that very reason. Just set the children the tasks and let the magic happen. You maybe able to find some clean tasks and examples of people solving them if you search the hashtag #hometasking on social media. Alex Horne set a bunch of tasks during lockdown and it was lovely. Good luck and let me know how you get on.

  4. Hi Mr Blake-Lobb!

    How are you? Do you remember me? I was in a couple of your school plays and your Sphero club at Southbourne Juniors and the last I remember you saw me dressed as a cheerleader!

    All the best,
    Lorcan Bonser-Wilton

  5. Hi mate James Hennessy here, I’ve got some good school play photos from yeampstone, I’ll try send them, hope life is cool. I was wondering if u can remember that Sarah’s second name, the blond one in polzeath?

    1. Crikey, that takes me back. I think I’d like to see the photos, but also imagine they could be massively cringey. But yeah, please do email them over. Sarah from Polzeath doesn’t ring any bells, do you have any thing more to go on? I hope you are well, and thanks for getting in touch.

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