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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 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 →

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 →

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 →

Weapons of Mass Education

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. Voltaire I have re-read one of my favourite books of all time this week. Steven Pinker’s brilliant ‘The Better Angels of Our Nature’ in which he explores the... Continue Reading →

Y6 Well-being – Who is speaking out?

This is a slight guilt trip. I have read through my past blogs and thought, 'Come on! You love this job, so why the frown?' It is easy to moan right now. Really easy. I have many blogs swimming around... Continue Reading →

Mistakes Made in Leadership: Six Degrees of Sorry.

“I'm sorry, so sorry” Brenda Lee We are never very far away from our next mistake. I have learnt over the years that it is how we deal with a mistake rather than the mistake itself that is most important.... Continue Reading →

Dear @NickyMorgan01,

Dear @NickyMorgan01, It is 4:47 am on Friday the 12th of Feb. This is the first time in my career I have been unable to sleep because of my job. I was at a head teachers briefing yesterday and I... Continue Reading →

Fight the Powerlessness – is now the time to step out of the shackles of the education blues?

Everybody got this broken feeling Like their father or their dog just died… Everybody Knows, Leonard Cohen I feel we have reached a kairotic point in education and the wellbeing of its workforce. Kairotic is Greek for a defining moment,... Continue Reading →

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