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
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 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.
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
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
I don’t usually comment on anything political, I’m mindful that even though these blogs are my opinions, I’ve still got a MAT I want to protect, enhance and carry on working within! So this is unusual for me but I’ve felt I cannot read all the twitter comments about School Resource Management Advisers (SRMAs) without… Continue reading Snookered
On Wednesday, Somerset School Business Leaders held their first conference in the stunning ballroom at Weston Winter Gardens. Avril and I decided to call this conference “We all stand together” as we were visualising this conference as one to unite our relatively new ISBL regional group. Avril and I couldn’t help thinking of Paul McCartney’s… Continue reading We all stand together
Luckily, this blog is not about running because although I love to run - speed is certainly not my forte. This is not about running but about change. Each person’s approach to change is very different. Some people hate change (I can hear my mother’s voice saying ‘hate is a very strong word!) others seem… Continue reading February Headteacher blog – Mr Potato Head
Recently my in-laws nearly became the victim of vishing – a telephone scam. The baddies pretending to be BT rang my in-laws early on a Saturday morning to tell them their broadband was being compromised by somebody in Amsterdam. “BT” needed to gain access to their laptop to check what was going on. My in-laws… Continue reading Cyber security…this time it’s personal – Cyber Security 3
Isn’t it amazing how time flies? Sometimes you blink and a whole month has passed by in a blur of activity. A little reminder of this chunk of time passing is the password changer prompt on software or your DfE secure access login. In frustration the password is changed, then changed again as you are… Continue reading Password123 – Cyber Security 2