Don't it always seem to goThat you don't know what you got 'til it's goneJoni Mitchell “Big Yellow Taxi” There are a few well worn phrases, overused in education that exist in all staff workrooms & faculty lounges around the world such as “don’t smile until Christmas” or “when is the vacation?”. Perhaps the most… Continue reading Defining Global Britain in the 2020s? It is already here. In praise of the British Council
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Making the moments matter
“Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you hardly catch it going”. Tennessee Williams As the plane took off from Chisinau airport on a Saturday morning, to cross Europe and take me back to my family and the UK for the October break, my mind did take… Continue reading Making the moments matter
When children need to walk their own journey.
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” Frederick Douglas. June’s anniversary of D-Day, also coincides with the anniversary of the death of my father in law, Peter Whittle. He took a brave decision: a leap of faith and an unexpected journey when he chose to make a new life and… Continue reading When children need to walk their own journey.
Let Your Life Speak
“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion”. Albert Camus. I have never been a huge fan of celebrating my birthday. It is not that I am worried about getting older, it’s just something I have never felt the need to make a fuss about. In Moldova, celebrating… Continue reading Let Your Life Speak
What kind of World do we want?
And indeed it could be said that once the faintest stirring of hope became possible, the dominion of plague was endedAlbert Camus I had hoped to read my book on the three hour journey back to the UK from Chisinau, but found myself on a very crowded plane, with various people still finding the concept… Continue reading What kind of World do we want?
The myth of ‘Covid secure’ and other gobbledygook starting a new academic year.
The lowest ebb is the turn of the tideHenry Wadsworth Longfellow Since I returned to Moldova on the 16th August, starting in earnest the preparations for what we all knew would be like no other academic year, there have been two distinct moments of complete relaxation where my thinking switched only to time, moment, place.… Continue reading The myth of ‘Covid secure’ and other gobbledygook starting a new academic year.
Notes from the Lighthouse
Mr. Rob : Lighthouse Keeper March 13th 2020 This has been an extraordinary and unprecedented week in the life of our young school. I write this completely without hyperbole and after 25 years in education; half of these as a senior leader leading schools and working with schools and their communities around the World. The… Continue reading Notes from the Lighthouse