I’ve run out of time for a blog entry this week. We’ve been so focussed on our testing programme in preparation for the full return of all our pupils that I’ve had no time to dedicate to a blog… it’s all been about testing. Our ATS (Asymptomatic Test Site) welcomed our class of 2021 whose… Read More Week 22 or week 9 #Lockdown3… Testing, Testing, Testing
So we have a date for the full return to school of all our pupils and I am cautiously, utterly delighted. Very much so. But in the rush to return to a sense of normality I am also cautious that we retain some (lots?) of the brilliant initiatives and ideas that we have been forced… Read More Week 21 or week 8 #Lockdown3 ‘In the rush to get back to normal, use this time to decide which parts of normal are worth rushing back to.’
I struggled a bit this week writing a blog. It’s the last week before half term; everything is running as it has been relatively smoothly and it’s week 6 of #Lockdown3…so goundhog has really set in a little at work and very much so at home. It seems to take more effort than ever to… Read More Week 20 or Week 6 Lockdown3 ‘Authenticity…be true to yourself….Be the person you really want to be.’ Mr Anderson-Poore.
I’m coming to realise that never has a sense of family been more important in every aspect of our daily #coronacoaster filled lives. My family at home; my wider extended family spread across the rest of England and in America; my work family in the shape of colleagues, Governors, pupils and parents/carers all forming our… Read More Week 19 or Week 5 #Lockdown3 #CamsFamily…#Family. What it means to me.
I am really enjoying BBC2 at 8pm every day at the moment. I’ve always loved nature and the opportunity to watch various live webcams focus on animals in varying states of (in)activity with the popular #Winterwatch programme is #CovidEscapism at its very best. They even do an unaccompanied mindfulness section at the end of the… Read More Week 18 or Week 4 #Lockdown3. #Camswatch… plus a few more tiny examples of pure #CovidEscapism.
It’s more of a ramble and reflection this week than a HT blog…just fyi…and despite thinking that it would be a little shorter, you’re going to need a cup or glass of something for sure!!! Dolly Parton turned 75 on Tuesday. I’ve long been a somewhat ‘closet’ country fan and this week, when I read… Read More Week 17 ‘…a call for kindness. We can’t just hope for a brighter day we have to work for a brighter day. Love too often gets buried in a world of hurt and fear. So today…let’s get to unearthing love. ‘ Dolly Parton, age 75.
In writing the weekly blog I like to have a theme. A theme that links various musings and writings and videos together across the working week into a logical collection… At the start of each week currently, I am leading an online all staff meeting at 0800; on a Wednesday I record a short(ish) video… Read More Week 16 – Sankofa
I have decided that I very much want the blog to be back back back for the Spring term and #Lockdown3!! I’ve had two blog ideas but only managed to complete this one so far….Both of them have the common theme of gratitude. The first one I’ve started three maybe even four times since the… Read More 08.01.2021…Week 15 Merak…the perfect enjoyment of simple things.
There’s a ‘deep’ blog coming with a title I’ve been considering for a little while… I’d scoped it for this week but forgotten (how?) that Friday, which is today, is the deadline for most of our centre assessment grades to be submitted to exam boards so I’ve spent a significant amount of time with our… Read More Week 34…or week 12 of lockdown…A short summary
I decided as I was writing last week’s post that this week would be a ‘week in the life of’ diary style to give you a genuine, day by day insight into my world as it currently unfolds. The only way to write it I thought would be to do each entry at the end… Read More Week 30 : Week 7 of Lockdown. ‘May the 4th be with you…’ A week in the life of…