Monthly Archives: July 2012

Extreme Reading

One of the unwritten rules of headship is that you don’t win competitions in your own school.  Heads need to be above competitions; they give out prizes but do not win them.  I thus never submit an entry for the … Continue reading

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Capitalism with a conscience: how schools can help raise standards in public life

Bankers have now joined politicians (post the MPs expenses scandal) and journalists (after phone tapping) as targets for public anger.  As the UK’s financial problems show no signs of abating, with falling incomes and families having to go without, it … Continue reading

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The most dangerous thing about schools is the journey to and from them…

In recent years schools and government agencies have rightly worked hard to reduce the risks to children in school. Schools must be safe places and with very few exceptions they are. Safer recruitment and vetting procedures enhanced after the tragedy … Continue reading

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