This is a test blog to see whether I can still write blogs following the four weeks and four days since I last wrote a blog. The last two weeks of Term 2 were very busy as I’m sure they were for you too. There was no chance my brain could process a blog, it… Continue reading Testing, testing, 123
Having not touched my computer since school finished on the 21st December I have literally just realised that I challenged myself to write a monthly blog. It is the 1st January tomorrow. Knowing myself (and the friends I am about to spend the evening ahead with) as I do, I feel that I may not… Continue reading January Headteacher blog – #oneword2019
This is not a political blog. I could write about underfunding in the education system and the significant problems that many schools are facing but this isn’t it. This is about the little extras that many, many schools do to make a difference to children and families every single day that have no cost. Our… Continue reading November Headteacher blog – Little extras
For my weekend recreational pleasure this last term, I’ve mostly been visiting University Open Days with my eldest son. Certainly, an interesting and informative process for me; combined with a mixture of what on earth have I done with the last 20 plus years and borderline jealousy that he is at the start of his… Continue reading Fail to plan, plan to fail
Next month will be the one year anniversary of the relabelling of NASBM to ISBL; it didn’t take long for the new label to stick and in that year the Institute has gone from strength to strength. Is this as a result of the new label-who knows? How important is a label? Yesterday I took… Continue reading Labels, which ones do you wear?
Meetings, meetings meetings! Not the next Labour education manifesto but a description of last week. I am not the world’s greatest fan of meetings and yet every single one that I went to last week was brilliant. I met with local primary heads and we discussed transition; with secondary English colleagues to look at assessment… Continue reading October Headteacher blog – Ethos enhancing outcomes
Judy Murray tweeted recently “If you don’t like something, move. You’re not a tree.” I really like this, it fits in nicely with our SBL mantra #BeTheChange. Judy’s comment was linked to a tweet about being unhappy with your place of work, but I think it can also apply to our daily routines. If you don’t like them,… Continue reading Creatures of habit
This time last year, was the start of an exciting year in my SBL life – we were expanding our Nursery from a 28 to a 68 setting and we were going to be converting to an academy and joining TPLT. It was also exciting at home, as we had decided to trade in our… Continue reading Switching to energy saving mode
This will just be a short blog as I’m having my #SBMLunch and in reflective mood. Its day two following my return from my two week holiday and I’m determined to my manage work /life balance better. The irony that I’m eating my lunch and writing a blog about working! But this afternoon I am… Continue reading How was it for you?
In reflective holiday mode, conversations with my OH move away from the mundane functional every day who is picking up who, from where and when, and is “there enough milk?” to deeper more thoughtful “what ifs?”. For 24 of our 27 years together we have debated the classic “what if we won the lottery?” and… Continue reading A girl can dream