Week 17 – ‘I just wanted to say…I am really grateful for you never giving up on me…and let’s be honest, we all know that there were a fair few times when you easily could have!’ (Class of 2018 Ex Y11 pupil)

I often talk about the roller coaster that is the life of a teacher and in my case Headteacher. The incredible highs, the unbelievable lows, the twists, the turns. Unlike a roller coaster…. what heightens the experience even more for those of us fortunate enough to have chosen to work with young people in schools… Read More Week 17 – ‘I just wanted to say…I am really grateful for you never giving up on me…and let’s be honest, we all know that there were a fair few times when you easily could have!’ (Class of 2018 Ex Y11 pupil)

Week 16 – ‘Be focussed on becoming a better human being not just a human doing.’ Mrs H-J.

Week 16; the first week of 2019 and a brilliant first week back for the Spring term here at Cams Hill. A week also for the first time in 3 1/2 years when I’ve used my own quote to start the blog! It’s something that I’ve repeated over 7 times this week….5 times, once with… Read More Week 16 – ‘Be focussed on becoming a better human being not just a human doing.’ Mrs H-J.

Week 14 ‘Tell me this feelin’ll last till forever; tell me the bad times are clean washed away.’ (Lyrics from Suddenly Seymour, Little Shop of Horrors)

Wednesday and Thursday evenings this week I spent at our annual Christmas Concert showcase events. I’ve chosen the quote from a song that two of our incredibly talented year 11 pupils sang with each other. Little Shop of Horrors has always been a real favourite musical of mine but one that I’ve not revisited for… Read More Week 14 ‘Tell me this feelin’ll last till forever; tell me the bad times are clean washed away.’ (Lyrics from Suddenly Seymour, Little Shop of Horrors)

Week 13 ‘…Your life is like a voice, how you use it is really your choice. You can live life as a mumble or sing it clear…’ an extract from The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig.

There are so many quotes I could have used for the blog this week but this one by Matt Haig is the one that resonates the most. He’s a fabulous writer and I was lucky enough to be gifted one of his books, ‘The Truth Pixie’ recently to read with the smiler and the sleep… Read More Week 13 ‘…Your life is like a voice, how you use it is really your choice. You can live life as a mumble or sing it clear…’ an extract from The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig.

Week 12 -‘The temptation to sing the ‘Lion Sleeps Tonight’ is never more than a whim away…’

Sometimes when I’m scoping the blog over the week, I know instantly the quote I want to use. Other times I really struggle. I always want the quote to fit with the message that the blog is trying to convey; I want it to be meaningful and to show the impact of the activities of… Read More Week 12 -‘The temptation to sing the ‘Lion Sleeps Tonight’ is never more than a whim away…’

Week 11 – ‘The achievements of an organisation are the results of the combined effort of each individual.’ (Vince Lombardi)

I love a Vince Lombardi quote…and this one seemed practically perfect in every way to sum up this week. What never ceases to amaze me is the variety of challenge and opportunity that being a Headteacher of a busy Secondary school enables me to have on a daily and weekly basis! I wrote last week… Read More Week 11 – ‘The achievements of an organisation are the results of the combined effort of each individual.’ (Vince Lombardi)

Week 10 – ‘Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly and most underrated agent of human change.’

I’ve been quiet for the last few weeks on the blog front. It’s strange because I’ve written a few but not had time to check and publish before the opportunity has passed and life has moved on! Writing a blog is something that needs to fit alongside everything else that life offers on a weekly… Read More Week 10 – ‘Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly and most underrated agent of human change.’