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Heads Up #3: Putting the Being into Wellbeing

September 20, 2014


To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? Now I’m not saying that life as a Head is a “sea of troubles” by using […]

Heads Up #2: Life in the Crow’s Nest

September 13, 2014


In my first blogpost as Headteacher I pondered on the nature of my new role, suggesting that there is a figurehead element to it and/or a masthead element to it. This week has certainly been a ‘masthead’ kinda week, to the extent that I’m beginning to question the phrase ‘learning curve’: my learning is happening […]

Confessions of a Wondering Horse

September 7, 2014


More than 24 hours after the conclusion of researchED14 and I have to confess to feeling more than a little guilty. Given that I’m a Catholic (of the non-practising kind once I realised that practise would never make perfect in my case) this is not an unnatural position. But the one element of Catholicism I […]

Heads Up 1: Live It. Learn It.

September 3, 2014


To paraphrase John Thomsett, I’ve been a Headteacher for just three days and this much I think I know already! 1. Being out of ‘limbo’ is good. Ever since I knew that the former Head was retiring I’ve been in a state of limbo. Initially this was because of waiting for the job to be […]