Professor Sir Tim comes to Scotland.

It has been a long week; full of the usual strains that come with leadership in times of austerity. A couple of unsettled nights caused by irrational worry and a poorly child. So, on Thursday morning when I woke up tired and snow was forecast, I almost gave up on the idea of driving to … Continue reading Professor Sir Tim comes to Scotland.

So I did a poll about mental health…

“If a member of staff in a school admits to stress/mental health issues they might as well be signing their resignation.” This is a quote that I put on Twitter the weekend as a poll, asking people to say whether they agree or not. Why? A friend who is a teacher in England and whom … Continue reading So I did a poll about mental health…

It can be done. Inspiration from Karin Chenoweth.

Yesterday I had the tremendous good fortune to attend a lecture and masterclass with Karin Chenoweth (http://www.karinchenoweth.com/). The event had been organised by SCEL and I had been invited on the basis of having done ‘Into Headship’ last year.  As Gillian Hamilton, CEO said in her welcome, Karin is a writer/author whose titles say it … Continue reading It can be done. Inspiration from Karin Chenoweth.