• And times move so fast…

    And times move so fast…

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    I’m in my office again, gearing up for the start of a new term, in the New Year, having made a deliberate choice to take the same school…

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  • Speaking out !

    Speaking out !

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    The request to “do some digging on Ruth Swales” (sic)  was met with the response “ Can’t find anything specific from Ruth that brings the department into disrepute.…

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  • The long weekend

    The long weekend

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    Grief is something you live with. Sometimes it inhabits a huge part of your day and is at the forefront of your mind, at other times it is…

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  • It could have been me…

    It could have been me…

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    An anonymous headteacher shares the devastating effect an inspection had upon their school, staff and community.

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  • Musings from the studio

    Musings from the studio

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    The notion that we’re in control is really just an illusion, we’re not really in control at all, illness and accidents remind us that it only takes one…

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  • At the end of a long term….

    At the end of a long term….

    Time is one of the most precious commodities we have.  Teachers and leaders know what they want to do, but the challenge is to find the time to…

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  • Joining the Dots

    Joining the Dots

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    It’s almost impossible to separate the learning. The Geography is directly linked to the History and the Science. This is the way we work in the Early Years…

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  • This much I know

    This much I know

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    So, here we are. 7 weeks into widowhood and it’s been quite a journey. Here’s how it’s been for me.

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  • The Gift

    The Gift

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    Yesterday we were given the news that we knew would come one day soon, but that we’d all been dreading, Pete’s cancer has spread and is “misbehaving”

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  • Hope


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    We’re packing for a holiday we might not be able to go on. “How do you do it?” a friend asked the other day, “How do you keep…

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