It’s a very different world since the dramatic life-altering sweep of the last few years. But even before the global transformation brought on by the pandemic, it was very different from the world I experienced as a pupil.
Implementing interventions can help to build a child’s self-worth, as well as their academic understanding. Children may be less willing participants in the learning process in the larger classroom environment.
I have been so privileged to work with children; I have learned so much from them. I am still privileged and still learning…or perhaps, in these enlightened days,
From my early days of teaching, it’s been a struggle to switch off entirely from the responsibilities of the job, even when there’s an opportunity for some much-appreciated downtime.
Human beings are an ever-evolving species. Think about it… at one time, we carried spears, communicated through the design of wordless yet intricate hieroglyphs
I have personal experience of having to lead in an instance where the impact of terror was fear. As Head of Secondary, my school took a call back in December 2015 from a suspected terrorist group
I don’t know for how long it is that I’ve been encouraging girls to take on roles that have previously and traditionally been associated with men – all my life, I think!
In December 2020, as part of a seminar series on Well-being, Schools and Mental Health, experts gathered to debate the question, ‘Do we fix the child, or do we fix the school?’
No one can doubt that the internet is the most wonderful invention, full of promise and hope. Moreover, technology in schools in these enlightened days leads to fewer negative consequences due to savvy safeguarding and effective firewalls.
We can all take advantage of a fresh new start. And January can certainly be that – an excellent time for drastic measures leading to improvement!