2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 340 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

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Who would be affected in The Oxford Academy decided to open at 7am?

Who are the stakeholders?


The stakeholders would be:

  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Local Community
  • Parents of students
  • Suppliers (food, paper etc) 
  • Cleaners and other staff



Teachers of The Oxford Academy would be obliged to wake up earlier, get to school earlier, and eat an early breakfast. This would change their entire routine and some may need to eat during school time, or wait until lunch  before eating anything. Also, if the teacher is helping a student or needs to mark papers, then the teacher would miss out on the opportunity of eating a healthy and nutritious meal.



Students would also need to wake up earlier. If they had homework it would need to be done earlier that night and, perhaps, as soon as they got home, to make sure that they had enough sleep and food etc. Students would be less social as they would be more tired. Students who take longer to get ready would, most likely, skip breakfast to get to school on time. If they were late, they would have to stay behind even longer, or miss break (an opportunity for food) to attend detention.


Local Community:

Local businesses would be forced to adapt to these dramatic changes by opening their businesses earlier and staying open later. This is because the students (some businesses main customers) would need their supplies and other things early and may need to purchase additional items after school. These students may for example, attend after school clubs and not get home until 7 o’clock.


Parents of students:

Parents who wake their children up, would also need to wake up earlier and make their children breakfast. If they had a younger child, who attended a different school, they would need to wake them up also, making sure they could get both of their children to different schools at different times. Keeping their children entertained would add yet another problem. If their elder child, took their younger child home the routine would need to be adapted yet again and their child would be extremely tired.


Suppliers (food, paper etc):

Suppliers would also need to modify their business to be accessible for any and all products to be open to the school and available for food and beverages. Their profits would be likely to increase as more food would be needed for the student’s and staff’s breakfast and other meals. Also, any additional treats that the school would feel inclined to purchase.


Cleaners and other staff:

Other staff such as cleaners would, likewise, need to wake up earlier to get to school on time and would have more work as the food packages would increase. Students are likely to take energy drinks which would also need to be cleaned up and controlled. 


I think that students would be the most important stake holders as, without them there would not be a school and they are not paid to attend. They have to attend to receive their GCSE’s and have the qualifications to get a suitable job in the future.

Interest Rates


Interest rates: The proportion of a loan that is charged as interest to the borrower, typically expressed as an annual percentage of the loan outstanding. 

This means that when someone borrows money the person loaning the money to them usually puts interest on it. This way they make a profit. It is commonly shown as a percentage.

A local estate agent might be affected by interest rate rises and decreases. If the interest rate on a place increases they will receive a profit. However if the interest rate of a place decreases they will lose money. The longer they work on something the more money they will get but if the interest rate decreases they will not make as much money as perhaps planned.