This is quite a personal and nostalgic entry. Stonyhurst College, in Lancashire, was my school, where I spent 5 years of my life. To misquote a famous saying of the Jesuits, they took the boy from my parents, and handed them back a man. Whether it’s subliminal or not, those long five years have had… Read More Stonyhurst Revisited
I was very fortunate to attend the annual CISC (Catholic Independent Schools Conference) gathering last week, in Liverpool’s Hilton Hotel. It really helped me focus on my New Year’s Resolution – to be unstintingly positive about everything in the world of education, even when things get tough. A key theme of the conference was ‘hope’,… Read More CISC Conference and HOPE
Just what does inclusion mean? The word ‘inclusion’ means many things to many people and is a staple of educational discourse and public policy. Chiefly used in the context of including children of all different abilities, backgrounds and behaviours in school life, it also espouses a desire to bring together cultures, languages and historical traditions… Read More Inclusion…with a bit of help from Eddie Izzard.
The family are just about to complete the Christmas and New Year fortnight here in Northern Spain, ready to sail back over this weekend. Our last act was to watch the cavalgata of the three kings in Oviedo. Like all Catholic countries, the country marks the feast of the Epiphany, when the infant Jesus received… Read More Lights from the East