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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 →

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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 →

Emotional Honesty in the Soap Opera of School Leadership: Part 1

The further you are away from something the harder it is to understand what you are observing. That dark spec on the horizon could be many things and as it gets closer you may still find yourself squinting with a... 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 →

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 →

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