The Off Switch, written by Professor Mark Cropley is a thought-provoking book and had been recommended to me and was in my growing pile of lockdown books purchased but not yet read, so at the start of the Bank Holiday weekend when I was switching off I picked it up. This was the right time,… Continue reading Please switch off the lights when leaving the room
I’m quite an optimistic person, I like to find the silver lining around most grey stormy clouds and whilst there haven’t been many silver linings to the worldwide pandemic and subsequent COVID19 lockdown, something awesome has happened and I need to tell you about it! Back in April during one of the weekly ISBL regional… Continue reading Virtual Learning Zone
This blog has loads of nautical sayings and analogies, which I think have been swirling around in my mind over the last couple of days, inspired by a number of different sources – possibly reading about Johnny Depp aka Jack Sparrow or potentially from conversations with my boss, who is ex Royal Fleet Auxiliary and… Continue reading Land Ahoy!
I’ve not written on my blog page for ages, since last November, over 7 months ago. I’ve written a few bits for other organisations, but nothing about the random thoughts going through my head some of which relate to school business leadership. Since January I have been full time Deputy COO and moved from my… Continue reading Tortoiseshell – our new normal
I have certainly had a lot of lollipop moments over the last 6 years and in the 20ish years before that too. Teaching is tough. Headship is tough. I’m sure my next role will be tough too. But it’s worth it for the difference that we all make to people’s lives, every single day, often without even knowing it.
Is it ok to admit I don’t like Halloween? or rather I don’t like the commercialisation of it, hang on I also don’t like children knocking on strangers’ doors for sweets – that’s just odd! Halloween also signifies the start to driving to and from work in the dim light and the onset of winter… Continue reading Hygge
Photo by Skitterphoto on Pexels.com Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in a recent interview said that she was “existing but not living”. This is such a sad statement, especially considering she is a young Mum of a gorgeous little boy. But I guess any parents may recall the newborn – toddler period when sleep deprivation had… Continue reading Oxygen masks will drop automatically from overhead
Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com Over the last couple of days there has been a surge of activity amongst the #SBLTwitter community, a drive to increase our numbers and get them on our #SBLTwitterMap, we’ve now got 250 on there! Then @JustChezBubbles created the @SbmMentors twitter account so SBLs can offer to mentor or request… Continue reading Face to Face connections
This Term 7 has seen the great #GLSCoast2Coastchallenge, when SBLs across the UK have signed up to walk from The Grand Pier, Weston super Mare to Waterloo Crescent in Dover. 454.4km over 6 weeks, virtually. It finishes next Friday 6th September, but I feel inspired to write now about it, as I’ve realised that this… Continue reading Walking & talking my way through Term 7
Photo by Waldemar Brandt on Pexels.com The first day I watched my children learn to windsurf I was mesmerised by the simplicity of the learning process. They went from zero knowledge to ‘not that bad’ really quickly. They both left enthused and raring to go again the next day.As the next blue skied day (well… Continue reading Thoughts from the Aegean – Part Two