Week 7 – Be generous; smile more frequently; give freely; take more responsibility; share ideas; be kind; generate hope; help others.

It was strange not writing a blog last week. I simply however did not have the time! Having got up at 0203(I have this weird need to set odd alarm times…perhaps its just me) and left school at 0315 I was in The Somme at the time when I would usually be finishing editing! 2… Read More Week 7 – Be generous; smile more frequently; give freely; take more responsibility; share ideas; be kind; generate hope; help others.

Week 5 – ‘Good manners cost nothing and are absolutely priceless.’

Sometimes in my blog I choose to talk mainly about the events of the past week and reflect from my perspective as Headteacher here at Cams Hill on the impact that they have had. Other times in my blog posts, I’ve chosen a theme, triggered by an event, interaction or situation during my working week… Read More Week 5 – ‘Good manners cost nothing and are absolutely priceless.’

Week 4 -‘Life is like a roller coaster. It has its ups and downs…but it’s your choice to scream or enjoy the ride…’

In short, I almost can’t put in to words the extreme roller coaster ride that has been this past week. I have started and re started the blog on three separate occasions…I know what I would like to write but I’m struggling to find the right words. Ironically, I’ve now run out of time and… Read More Week 4 -‘Life is like a roller coaster. It has its ups and downs…but it’s your choice to scream or enjoy the ride…’

Week 3 – ‘History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.’ Nelson Mandela.

I’m pretty sure that everyone working in a school wants to make a difference in the everyday lives of children. Otherwise why would you work in a school?! I have no doubt that all staff here at Cams Hill make a significant difference in the lives of our pupils on a daily basis and for… Read More Week 3 – ‘History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.’ Nelson Mandela.

Week 2 – ‘High expectations are the key to everything.’

I’ve delivered assemblies every day this week as I do at the start of every new term here at Cams Hill. In my eyes, it’s an invaluable opportunity to see every pupil and their tutor and give a clear and consistent message around a particular whole school focus, priority or theme. The message this week… Read More Week 2 – ‘High expectations are the key to everything.’

Week 1 – School is back! The Blog is back! ‘My week in words and pictures…’

I don’t know about you but I’ve been really looking forward to school starting again. School for me, school for Cams Hill School pupils, school for my #happygappypair ….and here we are already at the end of the (albeit it very short) first week back! Having taken some time out from the blog, I’m determined… Read More Week 1 – School is back! The Blog is back! ‘My week in words and pictures…’

Week 31 – ‘I’ve not been blogging I’ve been jogging instead.’

No you’ve not missed it and no the link isn’t broken….I’ve not written a ‘weekly’ blog since the Spring break…Whilst I absolutely love writing it, the time that it consumes within the week is fairly significant and mostly in ‘my own time’ as I’ve explained before. So when Mrs Holden threw out the invitation for… Read More Week 31 – ‘I’ve not been blogging I’ve been jogging instead.’