Injuries with double impacts…


Mental Well-being, Running

I’m running the London Marathon for MIND this year.  I’m doing this partly because I love running and partly because my life and the lives of those close to me have been bruised by spasmodic mental health.  Things were going great but in the past few weeks, I’ve been injured…. Not in the “leg-hanging-off” sense of […]

January 28, 2018

Reducing the burden of Email


Leadership, Learning

I was at university when I was handed my first email account.  What am I supposed to do with this I thought?  Just as we can’t really recall a world before YouTube (12th Feb 2005!) or Facebook (February 2004! – I got married in 2004 for heaven’s sake) it seems very hard to imagine a […]

December 12, 2017

Taming the black dog….


Mental Well-being, Running

This is not a sad post about depression. It is a post of how, with the most amazing support of work colleagues and my family, I brought an end to the years of moodiness, the cycles of up and down and stepped away from the almost certainly disastrous resignation from teaching that would have had […]

November 16, 2017

Ethiopia School visit day 1


Leadership, Learning

So today was my first visit to Ada Secondary School in Bishoftu in the Oromia region in Ethiopia.  We are here with two other teachers, Mrs Marcus-Parker and Mrs Wilson and three-year 13 students.   We are visiting Ada Secondary as part of our partnership with Link Ethiopia a group we have worked with for a number […]

October 27, 2017

Maladies of Leadership


Leadership

I really enjoyed reading an article from Gary Hamel, a writer for the Harvard Business Review, about a speech by Pope Francis to the Curia last December.  Pope Francis addressed the Curia, the leadership council for the Catholic Church, in the run up to Christmas and urged them to reflect on the “Curial diseases” which weaken […]

April 28, 2015