Presiding With Kindness

There is a recurrent type of blog post in my writing; the one where I drive an inordinate distance to hear someone speak who inspires me and adds something to my learning and thinking. I then write up notes about what the speaker said, partly so that I have a record for myself and partly … Continue reading Presiding With Kindness

Before You Do It

As a result of my work as a secondary teacher and my personal experience as a child, parent and mental health advocate, I have come to the conclusion that we need to talk more about parenting to teenagers. I am making a pledge that, a year from now, on International Women’s Day 2020, I will … Continue reading Before You Do It

Reflections on the CELCIS Annual Lecture

Last night I had the amazing good fortune to attend the annual Celcis lecture at the University of Strathclyde.  Having produced our authority guidance on supporting Looked After Children for education settings (with support from CELCIS) three years ago, and now being in post as Principal Teacher for Looked After Children, I was very excited … Continue reading Reflections on the CELCIS Annual Lecture