A bit more.

Today my daughter leaves home. I wrote a poem about that earlier in the week which I have copied below. But as I sit here on my yoga mat, in the calm cool of the morning, I am reflecting on why this is such a very difficult day for me. When I left home, 34 … Continue reading A bit more.

Blackberries and Brambles

Last night we picked blackberriesYou and I Growing at the path-sideWhere we have walked together so many timesSometimes in chatterSometimes in silenceSometimes feeling the sharpness of feelings like brambles that have cut our skinAnd other times rejoicing in the sheer beauty of it all. I was taken back to eighteen years agoAnd that harvest. Only … Continue reading Blackberries and Brambles

Proactive Pastoral Care – Book launch and my contribution around trauma responsive education

On Thursday April 15th, I was honoured to be part of the panel for the launch of Maria O’Neill’s fantastic new book, Proactive Pastoral Care, published by Bloomsbury and available on Amazon. In my contribution, I built upon Maria’s excellent ideas and suggested how a school community can ensure that it is responsive to the … Continue reading Proactive Pastoral Care – Book launch and my contribution around trauma responsive education

For UKEdchat April 2021. How to be a professional human.

This week I was privileged to present a session at UKEdChat’s global online conference. This is a video of my contribution to the event: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WHrZspW_9-_oTXhbTPn4wNx4PLWT35Jh/view?usp=sharing This is the basis of what I said. Hello there I’m absolutely delighted that you’ve joined me for this session today and that you are ready to consider the idea … Continue reading For UKEdchat April 2021. How to be a professional human.