Leadership

It’s a funny old game

Summer always brings sport. Like it or loathe it, you can’t move for the stuff. Football, tennis, cricket, athletics, the summer months are punctuated with the panting sweaty regularity of tournaments, competitions and the usual test of wills between historic sporting adversaries. At the point of writing this reflection, tonight will see the English football […]

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Leadership

Lesson from the Top

An article of two halves The first half. To kick off, before I write this, it’s only fair that I come clean. Admit my allegiance and acknowledge my affiliation, not only with the topic of this article but the team I have chosen to focus on. I am a football fan and this is all […]

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Learning

Now is the time to sow

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.” President Dwight D. Eisenhower The sun has begun to shine and the long days of darkness and bitter cold mornings are moving further and further away. The clocks have rolled forward in to the start of […]

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Leadership

Where next then?

With the return of pupils on the horizon and the next phase of post-lockdown teaching to begin in earnest, there will be a growing consideration over the coming weeks of what’s next for education for the duration of this academic year. With the removal of statutory assessments across a wide range of key stages, the […]

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Culture

Let us not forget the village

“It takes a village to raise a child.” The well-told proverb that suggest an entire community of people must interact with children in order for them to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. The collective work and guidance of those responsible to ensure the future generations of the community, to which they […]

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Culture

There are stars to spot

At this time of year, we would normally be entrenched in daily rehearsals for the week of Christmas performances and nursery nativities to come. From the sound of carols, old and new, being sung in classrooms to our youngest children, dressed as shepherds, recounting their experience of meeting an angel as they watched their flocks by […]

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