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Save Your Day

‘That hideous tie so kindly meant’ John Betjeman. During his time as Chief Inspector of Schools (2002-2006), Sir David Bell was once asked what he missed most about being in school. A former teacher himself, he recalled that, no matter how bad things were going or how down you might be feeling, a young person […]

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Finding The Moral Imperative

& The Art of Asking Brilliant questions. I’ve been living on a wing and a prayer and if you don’t know where you’re going any road’ll take you there. George Harrison   Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves… Live the questions now. Perhaps you […]

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Answering the Call

Another of my headteacher friends has received the dreaded OFSTED call. I always resisted the temptation to train for the Inspectorate as I just couldn’t imagine being someone schools dreaded hearing from; whom, when in school, staff avoided like the plague; and whose leaving was celebrated with a party! Don’t get me wrong, some of […]

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