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This is how we look when we lead

This post was written as part of a series of articles featured on Nourished Collective where the theme is described as ‘the intersection between women’s identities and leadership.’ Unfortunately, I missed the deadline so I am sharing it here. Do visit the Nourished Collective which is a community for ethical teachers and leaders, passionate about nourishing classrooms and corridors,  playgrounds […]

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What happens when Ofsted don't call?

In the present climate of inspection and judgement, you’d think being left off the list would be manna to a school, but what is it like when Ofsted don’t call?   The preparation We know we shouldn’t teach to the test or even have half an eye on what inspection teams may want, but we all do it. So, each […]

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How can a school performance ruin the curriculum?

It’s Christmas. The time of presents, glitter, excitement and school performances. It is tradition. Tradition is good. Or is it?   THE performance For many primary schools here in the UK, it will be a nativity play of some sort. It may not be the one with all the carols that you see on TV but it will tell the […]

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Should Christmas in schools be banned?

I don’t mean getting rid of Christmas but I have been thinking about presents and I was wondering if there should be a policy about gift giving in schools. Now, this may sound like policy writing gone mad, like in the good old days that if it moved you wrote a policy about it. I don’t mean that and actually, […]

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