It’s been jazz cafe week this week at Cams Hill and it therefore seems only right and proper to use a quote from an absolute legend of jazz, Miles Davies. So my week in a nutshell has not only been jazz cafe….but also a full governors meeting, interviewing for assistant headteacher posts, writing some sudden… Read More Week 26 – ‘Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.’ (Miles Davies)
This morning, unable to get back to sleep, having been awoken by the sleep thief at some unearthly hour, I found myself reflecting on the week at work. It’s been a tough one for our year 11 pupils and teaching staff as the second round of mock results are out and it’s the second parents… Read More Week 25… ‘Do you remember the time you realised your parents weren’t omnipotent miss?’ Y11 pupil on break duty this week…
Wow. This week has flown by in a swirling whirlwind of tornado proportions at times! And I don’t just mean the weather…So much going on here at Cams Hill it’s amazing. The variety is immense…from GCSE PE moderation for year 11 pupils; Year 10 history trip to London, revision and catch up classes; modern foreign… Read More Week 24 – ‘Kindness is caring for others even when they may not care for you.’
An introduction… I designed the Cams Hill HT blog specifically for ‘the new headteacher’ (that was 3 1/2 years ago now) to present the more human side to me and my job that can be, on a day to day basis, deeply buried. To be more human; more accessible; more ‘relate-able’. I deliberately and consciously… Read More Week 23 – ‘In Loco Parentis.’
It’s been another incredible week here at Cams Hill and one that started in the most fantastically positive way possible!! After months, weeks, days and hours of rehearsal and preparation along with a fair amount of blood, sweat and tears, it was Rock Challenge competition day. The performers and staff, particularly Miss Weston had worked… Read More Week 21…a blog in two parts.
Last night it snowed. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on who you are and which way you are looking at it) most of the snow had begun to disappear by 0530 when I eventually decided I would get up having had the most restless of nights sleep! The decision to keep school open was a pretty… Read More Week 19 – ‘One fine winter’s day when Piglet was brushing away the snow in front of his house, Pooh pointed to the ground in front of him. ‘Tracks’ said Piglet. ‘Oh, Pooh!’ Do you think it’s a – a – a Woozle?’ ‘You never can tell with paw-marks,’ said Pooh. (A.A.Milne)
At some point on twitter this week I saw this and it really made me smile. So much of what we experience in our beautiful world depends on which way we look, professionally and personally. Surrounding yourself with people who help you to look ‘the right way’ is so very important. And that’s one of… Read More Week 18 – ‘Its all about which way you look…’