Old Primary Head


January 2016

The Hurricane and the Robot – A behaviour perspective

"Why is it surprising that scientists might have long hair and wear cowboy boots? In fields like neuroscience, where the events you are recording are so minute, I suspect scientists cultivate a boring, reliable image. A scientist with a reputation... Continue Reading →

Behaviour – If not you, then who?

Why does there seem to be so many teachers who feel that a child’s behaviour should not be (or they wish was not) their responsibility? Just asking this question makes me think I’ll be hauled out and dragged through the... Continue Reading →

My Bowie Education.

Growing up on a council estate can be tough, especially if you feel different (and everybody feels different). I remember walking through the alley way to my local secondary. I was wearing my mother’s long black dress, with black jeans... Continue Reading →

Mistakes I Have Made in Leadership: 5 rules for dealing with a Social Media attack

"I am human and I need to be loved..." The Smiths I did a Twitter poll last week which asked how many teachers/ leaders had suffered personal attacks on their decisions, character or ability via Facebook. I got 52 replies... Continue Reading →

Mistakes I Have Made in Leadership – Keeping it Simple

Headship often reminds me of the text adventure games of the 80's and early 90's. Games like Zork and The Hobbit which had real character and charm but often left you with a sense that it was only through trial... Continue Reading →

One Week in May: Inclusion is an Illusion

It was my 'Old Nemesis' on New Years Eve who said I needed to follow my heart. All my other blogs were, and I quote, "Synthetic Pap" according to @theprimaryhead but when I blogged about SEND I started to sound... Continue Reading →

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