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

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


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

Google Teacher Academy

Google Apps for Education, Leadership

The Google Teacher Academy is an intensive two-day training event where lucky delegates are able to experience the wonderful surroundings of a Google HQ, learn about the latest tools and techniques that Google has to offer and then, if this wasn’t enough, complete an action plan of research afterwards to gain Google Certified Teacher status. […]

October 28, 2013

Expert Lesson Planning

Leadership, Learning, Teaching

I have been thinking about lesson planning a lot recently, both as a process that we all need to understand more fully and as a strategy for developing teacher practise in school.  This reflection started when reviewing our lesson observation feedback.  We have seen all of our staff teach over the past few months and have some […]

April 26, 2013