Thursday, 18 September 2014

THE JOURNEY TO OUTSTANDING... PASS IT ON!

While educationalists continue to argue about facts, knowledge, skills and what is really important, there is some common ground.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

CULTURAL AMBASSADORS...ANOTHER BRILLIANT INITIATIVE!

I was at Firth Park Academy in Sheffield again this evening to attend a session with the ambassadors, their parents and carers and other stakeholders and partners working in the cultural sector.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

DOERS, NOT CRITICS COUNT.... PASS IT ON!

“You can program yourself to be positive. Being positive is a discipline … 
and the more adversity you face, the more positive you have to be. 
Being positive helps build confidence and self-esteem”

Rick Pitino, University of Louisville Head Basketball Coach

Whatever the critics and the sceptics say education and learning has been transformed over the last 15 years and our successes are everywhere; not just the GCSE/Level 2/Key Stage results but the attendance and exclusion figures, the latest OFSTED analysis, work on healthy schools, work on developing the arts and music, work developing PE and school sport, work on tackling racism, work on inclusion and equity and much, much more. So many colleagues in so many schools have done a simply brilliant job... and always remember when it comes to judging our successes and failures "It is not the critic who counts...

Saturday, 13 September 2014

THIS SATURDAY, RELAX, UNWIND BUT DON'T QUIT... PASS IT ON!

I know things have been tough for many colleagues and friends recently; a new school year, new challenges and lots of hard work. So this Saturday, if you don't know this poem it is worth a read as we all try to stay positive and manage the challenges life throws at us.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Thursday, 11 September 2014

LET'S ACHIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE... PASS IT ON!

We are challenged all the time to do better, and to do it faster and more efficiently and more effectively... challenged to do what many people would say was impossible....

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

COACHING, PRACTICE AND HARD WORK MATTER... PASS IT ON!

Like everyone who is passionate about educational success, I am constantly looking for the keys to success and how we can apply them to the education and learning landscape to ensure that all our children and young people achieve their goals and reach their potential.