It’s a good job Ed remembers to do elf on the shelf… just found him lurking in the tree here…

This post has been written by Claire Riley

There's never a dull week at Classroom Secrets and this week Ed and I signed on a second office in the town centre so we'll now run from two sites. This is because we have outgrown the office we moved into in May so quickly!

We've been working really hard at Classroom Secrets to get prepared for January to give you the kick-start you need with minimal effort on your part. We want you to have a fabulous Christmas break! As it's all systems go for us in January, we've been putting a strategy in place for the team to have some time off at Christmas too and many of us will be off from the 17th December. There are still colleagues around so everything will seem normal to you guys. We'll be officially closing for Christmas on Friday 21st December at 4:30pm and there'll be nobody in the office responding to emails or social media until Tuesday 2nd January at 8:30am. We, as a company are very passionate about making sure that teachers get time off during Christmas and it's the one time I like to ensure that all the staff here at Classroom Secrets are afforded that too. We're all about LIFE/work balance for our teachers AND our colleagues!

If that sounds like something you want to be a part of then we are currently recruiting for Proofreaders and Resource Creators. The closing date is Friday 4th January and we'll be holding the assessment day for successful candidates on Saturday 12th January at our offices in Halifax. The start dates for new colleagues will vary (between January and April) depending on individual circumstances.

Do you fancy winning a hamper for your school? We're giving one away in a competition. All you have to do is complete our customer satisfaction survey. We really want to know what you think! We're already working hard in the background on improving our service based on your feedback so anything you tell us we consider very seriously. If you've been on our site this week then you might have noticed we've made a few changes already.

How long is it until you break up for Christmas? This week we've added all the Christmas reading activities that you could use this week and next week we'll add all of our other Christmas resources.

And with that I'll leave you to the million and one non-school related things that need doing.

Love Claire and the team at Classroom Secrets.