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Other Voices – A chance to be part of an exciting new conference.

Over the past few years I have been lucky enough to go to some excellent conferences. These have mainly been in the north; Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester and I have felt for some time that these fantastic events would be... Continue Reading →

Inclusion – No entry 

I was a little surprised but also honoured to be a panel member alongside @nancygedge, @JulesDaulby, @oldandrewuk and @maximisingTAs at this years #educationfest. As much fun as it was the debate left me thinking about the issues more. The theme... Continue Reading →

The ORIGINAL White Paper: Found in a Westminster Pub

Any old wisdom is good if somebody has understood it. A wisdom that hasn't been understood may get covered in dust.  Daniil Kharms Today I Wrote Nothing I was out ‘socialising’ with @theprimaryhead and @MrBaxter74 in The Marquis Of Westminster... 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 →

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 →

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 →

The Moon on a Stick #Nurture1516

I went and did it! OPH... I now refer to myself as an acronym. What a conceited thing to do. Well, seeing as these nurture posts are all about 'the ME' I thought I'd go and do it. If you... Continue Reading →

Keeping Children in Mainstream – In praise of special schools and being inclusive

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt I am in a unique position. As the head of a large mainstream (600+) and a 28 place special school, all on one site (intermingled... Continue Reading →

Mistakes I Have Made in Leadership: The Curse of Knowledge in Education.

The curse of knowledge is insidious, because it conceals not only the contents of our thoughts from us but their very form. When we know something well, we don’t realize how abstractly we think about it. And we forget that... Continue Reading →

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