Nothing to see here…

In December I wrote a post about my achievements in 2020. https://lenabellina.wordpress.com/2020/12/31/pride-after-a-fall-or-the-highs-and-lows-of-2020/ It was a bit cryptic and I made reference to a new piece of information that I had come upon that had helped me to understand myself a bit better. I am now in a position to say that the information was a … Continue reading Nothing to see here…

Should we though…..?

So, this week, I returned to my substantive post in a leadership team in a Scottish high school. One of my first task was to assist with the coordination of our learning offer now that we are in another lockdown. We only have to look at Twitter or listen to the news to witness a … Continue reading Should we though…..?

Pride after a fall. Or the highs and lows of 2020.

Five things I am proud of that I achieved in 2020: 1. When lockdown struck, I set up a you tube channel and made a video for every term time day of lockdown, to try and and help “parent educators” get through it: https://youtu.be/nFTx16cXm0o 2. I made this with my husband: https://spark.adobe.com/page/8BlQ40rvA8pVT/ 3. I was … Continue reading Pride after a fall. Or the highs and lows of 2020.

The real story of my meeting with the DFM

On Wednesday, I had the tremendous good fortune to speak with the  Depute First Minister John Swinney about the work that Scotland is doing in relation to supporting children who have experienced trauma and the opportunities and challenges facing education within this. It was certainly one of those once in a lifetime opportunities. I know that … Continue reading The real story of my meeting with the DFM