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Typing Through the Tears

Sat holding my mum’s hand on the 29th March 2018, Maundy Thursday, I kept reminding her that dad has always told us that he had enjoyed a good life and the past eight years, in his own words had been “a bonus”. “We’ve enjoyed many suppers with dad; if the Lord is calling him to his Last Supper tonight then he will be ready and we will have to accept His will”. The events of the last few months I never saw coming.

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Teacher Training and Development: Start with a Blank Piece of Paper #HTRT2017

If we were to design a system for training and developing teachers would we end up with anything like we currently have?  The Headteachers’ Roundtable meeting, at the Guardian Offices five years on from its inaugural one, thought not. Continue reading

Sign 2 Sing

Between 6th and 12th February over 120,000 children will be taking part in sign2sing, an innovative, engaging, sign-language based singing event that takes places across the UK.  Every year over 500 schools take part in Sign2Sing, learning basic sign language and improving their deaf awareness in hundreds of schools across the UK. Continue reading

New Book: Liminal Leadership

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