Governors’ Corner!

This occasional series sprang out of a chat with my dear friend Dianne Spencer She is a brilliant head teacher leading her team to provide some amazing educational experiences for their pupils. This space is about and for school governors, one of the most underrated sections of leadership in our schools today. It is here for you to share so […]

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Great Expectations and Blank Pages!

We are coming to the end of the long summer holidays and for many parents, children and people in the education sector, it is a time of new beginnings. This is the time of the blank piece of paper. Sometimes during my first assembly of the year I would mention blank pieces of paper. I would show the children the […]

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University at all cost?

Do all other professions have seasons? My only experience is of education & that is always in a season! We have the ‘starting the year’, ‘mock exams’, ‘proper exams’, ‘results’ seasons. In between we have some normal ‘let’s just teach children & help them learn’ time. At the moment we are in the Results Season. For quite a few years […]

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Tales from the Head’s Office #3

Having retired as a primary head teacher & following the suggestion of my dear friend Paula I have decided to write an occasional series about the highs & lows of my headship career. It spanned 13 years & included 3 schools. I hope you enjoy my tales! *****************************************************************  Royalty This picture is of me with my dearest friend Trina. It was […]

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Hello World!

Over the iconic strains of Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ the BBC tell us that every September thousands of children begin the biggest adventure of their lives. They show pictures of children putting their shoes on and then dressed as spacemen, they are sent out to ‘Boldly go where no-one has gone before’. Well children have been going to school in September […]

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Tales from the Head’s Office#10

There is a lot going on in school at the moment so I’m writing a lot from my Office. Hope you like my quips, quotes &  ramblings many of which come from 13 years experience as a HT. All views expressed here are my own. *********************************** Should they go? Children get one chance at primary education. Those formative years between […]

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