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Power to You

It is 20 years since I lay in bed the night before my first day as a 'real' teacher with a sense of rising panic and anticipation. What would I now tell this naive, rather gangly 20 something? What golden... 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 →

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 →

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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