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November 2015

Us and Them!

"How does this end? Tell me how this ends!" Phone Booth. Affirmation is something every head teacher needs. Some leaders may think they are at the summit of educational achievement. They may have an aura of power and mystery about them... Continue Reading →

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Why We Must Change the Work Culture in Schools

I have been pondering this one for some time. I have no new answers. I do have a perspective and a will to do something about it though. I am in the middle of a wellbeing survey of teachers at... Continue Reading →

Mistakes I Have Made in Leadership: Stress

It has been a tough few weeks. I used to say, "I never get stressed”. I was an idiot. What I should have said was, “I never noticed my stress”. I have allowed the adversities and complications of headship to... Continue Reading →

Autumn Leaves on the Twitter Playground

At times twitter feels like some demonic binary beast. An imaginary world full of traffic flow, night and day, as phantoms pass by catching the odd glance or, every now and then, stopping to take a longer look. As in... Continue Reading →

Crime and Punishment: DFE data inequality.

You're an idealist, and I pity you as I would the village idiot. Stanley Kubrick I am an optimist, an idealist. I am sure that in the future someone will read this blog with a mixture of bewilderment and contempt... Continue Reading →

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