The Four Dimensions of a Positive School Culture – read on and on and on.

This reached my recently via Linkedin. As today’s school leaders seek to acquire the skills and knowledge that are necessary for effectiveness in current educational institutions, they should realize that there are no simple answers or shortcuts to achieving leadership excellence. The … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Wanting not to have children

Last week The Times reported the story of a woman of thirty who had waited several years for her GP to agree that she should be sterilised because she did not want to bring a child into this world. Not only was … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

What hopes for teenage literacy?

I have recently seen a letter sent from a local school to the parents of a Year Eleven pupil concerning his entry for English examinations. The letter begins: “The English Department at X School are committed to ensuring Y receives the best … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Teenage police killer – parents’ accountability?

Will Clayton Williams’ parents ever have to face a court, and their son, to explain their care and upbringing of him? Will they be asked what they will do to reduce the chances of others having to suffer as PC … Continue reading

More Galleries | 1 Comment

Leaked – Cameron – Farewell EU

Dear Friends, You will, no doubt, have heard the result of our referendum. So, with feelings that are mixed, and tinged with sadness, I have to tell you now that the United Kingdom has withdrawn from the European Union. There … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

TOP TO BOTTOM – English literacy standards plummet in less than two generations

Did you see the OECD report on literacy and numeracy in The Times on Friday, January 29th and its Thunderer column on Tuesday, February 2nd? Current British pensioners are tops with their maths and literacy compared with pensioners in 22 … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

So why do we protect drivers?

Yesterday The Times reported findings at Bath University that showed that cyclists took greater risks when wearing crash helmets. Now there’s a surprise. How about an investigation to see whether surrounding motorists with seat belts, side impact bars, airbags, crumple … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Schools – pressure becomes bullying

When does pressure become bullying? Parents need to be aware of pressures on schools Yesterday, I called to see a friend whom I had been trying to contact since the start of the Christmas holidays. She was all apologies; her … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

A secular society?

The place of Christianity, and of the established church in particular, in the public life of the nation is being questioned on the grounds that we are becoming a secular society. It seems to me a strange secularism where, every year, a large … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

“Stop everything – It’s Black Friday” – one advertiser’s e-mail message.

I know that advertising pays for my e-mail service but I don’t need an instruction masquerading as a friendly message. I am not a sheep that will simply follow the flock into the lorry that is bound for the slaughterhouse, … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment