Week 17 – ‘Nothing beats kindness’ said the horse. ‘It sits quietly beyond all things.’ (From The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy)

Last week I wrote the blog on Thursday after school as part of my proactive attempt to make this the start of #2020notjustmoreofthesame. Swimming for the #crazypair has changed nights from Friday to Thursday which is just brilliant… so a late night Thursday becomes writing the blog night….far more preferable to hammering it out on… Read More Week 17 – ‘Nothing beats kindness’ said the horse. ‘It sits quietly beyond all things.’ (From The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy)

Week 12 – ‘To give somebody your time is the biggest gift you can give.’

As the weeks fly by I wonder sometimes if I will ever tire of the diversity and variation that being the HT at Cams Hill affords me on a daily basis. Sometimes I drive home literally running back through the day wondering quite how believable some of it would appear on a prime time school… Read More Week 12 – ‘To give somebody your time is the biggest gift you can give.’

Week 10 – ‘Be so good they can’t ignore you.’ Steve Martin.

I absolutely love the fact that no two weeks are ever the same in my job. Actually, no two days are ever the same…and this week has been one of those in particular that has been a wonderful variety of juxtaposition. Last week’s blog was a day by day recollection of activities and events; this… Read More Week 10 – ‘Be so good they can’t ignore you.’ Steve Martin.

Week 9 – ‘All the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.’ Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse.

I’m fondly calling this week catch up week. I can’t begin to tell you how much we’ve all had to catch up on having had the week before half term literally wiped out completely for ‘normal’ every day school business…The evenings are darker so much earlier; the leaves on the trees are changing through gorgeous… Read More Week 9 – ‘All the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.’ Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse.

Week 8 – The Big O-O-O. ‘Can you pop back to your office for a minute please?’

…’.It’s Ofsted on the phone’… Last Sunday was one of the proudest moments I’ve had in a while. 14 of our staff here at Cams Hill ran the Great South for various charities, some specifically school related. It has been a really positive experience talking about training, raising monies, injuries, mileage achieved (or not as… Read More Week 8 – The Big O-O-O. ‘Can you pop back to your office for a minute please?’

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.