I’ve just stepped down from a brief period as the Chair of a Multi-Academy Trust; as a serving headteacher, I’m simply unable to devote the necessary amount of time to a seriously big responsibility. Fortunately, we now have a really good Chair (unlike me) and a growing group of trustees with good and relevant experience.… Read More Trust.
The Oval, 10th September 2018. Talked of as the most emotional, extraordinary day of cricket in England’s history. Cook’s century in his last match for his country. Anderson drawing in on his record tally of wickets for a fast bowler. Root’s hundred. India 2 for 3. A warm, sunny September day. Well, it lasted 6… Read More The Richie Barnes Memorial Cricket Match
Wow. I’ve just finished reading Darren McGarvey’s tour de force, ‘Poverty Safari’ and am still slightly dazed and invigorated. It is an astonishing book – one I wish I could have had the skill, talent and passion to have written. If you haven’t heard about this book, it is an exploration of the anger felt… Read More A Sure Start for Children’s Centres