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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 →

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The Promise of a New School Year

I wasn’t looking forward to it but once it started it felt great to be back at school this week. At first it was a little like being in the Banksy Caravan Simulator - familiar but disorientating. But as the... Continue Reading →

Why You Will be in a MAT by 2020 – The new schools financial black hole.

It hit me last week that schools have changed dramatically in the last 5 years. The best two decisions I feel I have made this year were employing our own HR and engaging fully with lawyers for all manner of issues.... Continue Reading →

Question One – Why do you want to be a teacher?

Why do you want to be a teacher? It's the standard type of interview question, usually the first (sometimes adapted to say ‘at this school’) and it is almost always answered with little real or deep thought. But it is... Continue Reading →

Press Post and Duck – All teachers are lazy, good for nothing…

Right that got your attention. Firstly, to set the record straight, SLT's should support teachers so that they can teach. It is a no brainer. I have spent my last 10 years as a head doing this. To all the... Continue Reading →

Little White Lies – Love and Understanding as a School Leader

“There is not love of life without despair about life.” Albert Camus, L'Étranger. This blog is based on the book – The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck which has changed my life recently. I cannot count the number... Continue Reading →

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