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Step Up to the Mic – The great education debate 2018

‘Are there enough opportunities for all sides of the education spectrum to come together to discuss education in the spirit of learning rather than opposition?’ Recently, I have found myself questioning my purpose within our education system. There is nothing... Continue Reading →

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Mistakes I Have Made in Leadership – The Hawk and the Owl

I was once invulnerable. Nothing in leadership scared me. Nothing stopped me from doing what I felt was right... many mistakes later I am not so sure. Sometimes I feel like a skinned rabbit, splayed out on my back, in... Continue Reading →

‘Leaders have not…’ Ofsted Chants from the Football Terraces

'I was just saying to your colleague, the referee has got me the sack, thank him ever so much for that, won't you?' England’s Graham Taylor to a linesman School leadership is under fire. I have read a 'horde of... Continue Reading →

Looking in to cracks – Leadership Connectedness

I'm having a moment. I saw one word yesterday and it's decided to mess with my head. In truth there's not that much to fiddle with. @Hywel_Roberts delivered a Friday the 13th INSET yesterday that covered many things but it... Continue Reading →

Lead like a Hostage Negotiator – using crisis management techniques in our every day

It was a conversation with Tim Taylor (some weeks ago) that got me thinking about this blog title - that and some of the fun poked at the teach like and lead like idea. Tired and a little worn out after... Continue Reading →

Power to You

It is 20 years since I lay in bed the night before my first day as a 'real' teacher with a sense of rising panic and anticipation. What would I now tell this naive, rather gangly 20 something? What golden... Continue Reading →

Nuts in May- a #SATs retrospective

One of my most memorable and surreal moments in education was watching my headteacher being run over by a Year 6 teacher. She was stressed out because Ofsted had the affront to tell her that the Library should be open... Continue Reading →

Primary Rocked: Bread, Beer and Roses

Twitter can be a soulless space. Its evolutionary track needs a touchy feely strand to it. The best bits of #PrimaryRocks was meeting ‘real people’. That, and talking to ‘real people’ whilst drinking... I go to a lot of conferences.... Continue Reading →

This Distance Between Us – Parent School Relationships

"You can't teach children to behave better by making them feel worse. When children feel better, they behave better." Pam Leo This blog has been inspired by Carrie and David Grant who spoke about the parent school relationship at this... Continue Reading →

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