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Wake Up – Education version Two Zero One Nine

How long, not long because what you reap is what you sow! Rage Against the Machine - Wake UpIf you sit on the fence for too long it will break. There comes a time that you need to wake up... Continue Reading →

Be Positive

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day. "In English," he said, "A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a... Continue Reading →

Laughing at Ghosts

“The snowflake never needs to feel responsible for the Avalanche..." Jon Ronson I believe that I am evolving a stark hate for all things technological or in particular 'social media'. My final days on Twitter (or as a blogger) may be... Continue Reading →

Emotional Honesty in the Soap Opera of School Leadership Pt2

On the morning of July the 7th 2005 I was sat in a meeting with an assistant head teacher from the local East End secondary school. Her phone went and she apologised as she said she needed to take it.... 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 →

Mistakes I Have Made in Leadership: Getting caught up in the negative

Never have I been more uncertain standing up for what I believe in. Never have I felt more exposed or more vulnerable... So says the blogging head teacher. There is a palpable buzz of anger and disappointment around education right... Continue Reading →

Maverick Headship

mav·er·ick  (măv′ər-ĭk, măv′rĭk) 1. A person who shows independence of thought and action, especially by refusing to adhere to the policies of a group to which he or she belongs. 2. An unbranded range animal, especially a calf that has... Continue Reading →

Reduce Reduce Reduce – An Education Legacy

Should what a leader stands for matter more than what the leader does ? I wrote this tweet a few weeks ago. So often in headship we go through difficult times and I am a deeply committed and morally driven person. I... Continue Reading →

The Art of Peeling an Orange – Keeping schools true to their core.

I saw a box of Easy Peel Seedless Oranges in the supermarket yesterday they were next to a ready peeled box of orange segments. I love peeling oranges, breaking the skin, smelling that bitter sweet musky smell on my fingers... Continue Reading →

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