Book Review Comment Leadership and Management

I Feel It In My Fingers, I Feel It In My Toes

Can a successful school be built on the foundations of love? And what does that even mean or look like in practice? In the inspiring book “Parklands: A School Built On Love” head teacher Chris Dyson shares the story of how he has steered a school towards the seemingly impossible dream of high achievement, personalised support and complete inclusion. Here is my review of the book everyone is talking about.

Comment Leadership and Management

Surviving 2021

As another year draws to a close I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the challenges and successes of 2021. No doubt this was a demanding and turbulent year, but there were also some wonderful opportunities and moments to celebrate along the way. This is my very personal take on 2021…

Comment COVID19 Online learning Remote learning

Dear Santa, Did You Get My Tweet?

Remote learning, online-learning platforms and home-schooling. It has certainly been a year in which these emerging technologies and pedagogies have grown and developed, especially in response to C19 restrictions and lockdowns. But despite all the progress in these spaces, surely there is still nothing that beats the physical school environment and face-to-face human interaction between teachers and learners. Perhaps a definitive return to all of that is what we should be asking for from Santa this year…