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The Rocket Science of… Wellbeing

October 10, 2015


This is the first of what may become a series of posts written principally because I am fascinated by the fireworks-like ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ I get whenever I write or speak on the subject of school leadership. Digital colleagues on Twitter, and those sometime analogue colleagues I meet at Saturday conferences, frequently have very kind […]

If Jeremy Corbyn Were a Headteacher

October 10, 2015


Originally posted on Labour Teachers Watching the furore surrounding the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party and the tumultuous first week he has had in that role, it got me thinking about my own feisty first weeks as Headteacher a year ago. By extension, that got me wondering how his current […]

A Step Change for Ofsted? Stepping Out, not Stepping Up!

October 4, 2015


I hadn’t intended to write this post, but was rather provoked into doing so by this tweet from Sean Harford, with whom I was having a chat about the future of Ofsted. a To be fair, he was challenging me because I had just made it clear that I would never become an Ofsted inspector. […]