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Bridging the Moral Conduct Gap – crazy solutions to address the inequalities within education and society.

Cheating, deception, corporate misconduct, stealing, harassing, lying, damaging the environment for profit, selling weapons that hurt the vulnerable, price fixing… The list of unethical behaviours conducted by the rich and powerful is very long indeed. You would think that considering... Continue Reading →

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We are living in interesting times. My wife has rolled her eyes at me more times this weekend than in our 30 year relationship (we met very young). This is due to my insistence to get involved in ‘detention gate’... 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 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 →

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 →

Keeping Children in Mainstream – In praise of special schools and being inclusive

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt I am in a unique position. As the head of a large mainstream (600+) and a 28 place special school, all on one site (intermingled... Continue Reading →

Singing Punk Songs on the Way to School – first draft ‘thought piece’ on Punk Leadership in schools

I do fear for the generations of people who came of age thinking that pop-punk is what punk is, and that all the rebellion you need is just to stick your tongue out in the mirror every once in a... Continue Reading →

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