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  • A bit of a confession.

    I want to apologise. There I’ve said it! I realise, with deep shame, that it has been almost a year since I posted a blog on my site. I have had many good intentions over the months but, as anyone who has ever worked with me will testify to, I have never been great at […]

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  • Ten Traits of Resilience

    I am delighted to announce that following on from the success of my first book, Leading from the Edge, (which has just gone to reprint), Bloomsbury Publications have commissioned a second volume from me. Provisionally titled ‘School Leadership: 10 Traits of Resilience’,  the new book is scheduled to be published in 2018.  At a time […]

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  • A Year That Has Flown

    Looking back over the last twelve months, it has been quite a year. Having a book published has been a lovely, if slightly surreal, experience. Last Christmas I was extremely nervous about how it would be received and if anyone would actually buy a copy. The reaction has been extremely positive and I have met […]

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  • Creatures of Habit

    In common with many people, I tend to associate songs played on the radio with particular points in my life.  For example, Katrina and the Waves’ track  ‘Walking on Sunshine’ takes me back to my university days when the band played there.

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  • Exciting times!

    It’s a Friday, and I am really looking forward to the weekend. Why? Two reasons.

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  • A Rookie Mistake

    In my first term as a Headteacher, nearly twenty years ago I made a rookie mistake.

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  • Why Worry?

    I have a confession to make: I have been worrying a bit lately.

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  • Riding the waves

    The last six weeks have been amazing and a bit of a whirlwind. Since the publication of my book, I have had had the opportunity to write for four well know education magazines, received an average 5-star review rating on Amazon and a 9.3 out of 10 rating in a review on UKEdchat.

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  • So this is it…

    My first book ‘Leading From the Edge: A School Leaders’ Guide to Recognising and Overcoming Stress’ has been published!

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  • Lights a flashing!

    With many of us having spent the Christmas season watching twinkling and flashing lights adorn trees and the outsides of buildings I have been reminded of something that happened to me a few weeks ago.

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