14 Jun

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I spent most of this week working alongside Oldham local authority.
As you will recall, Oldham is classified by central government as being an ‘Opportunity Area’.

07 Jun

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Hi all, welcome back to the final half term of the year.

23 May

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I’m writing my blog a day earlier than usual to give you my perspective on the Panorama programme that aired last night on the BBC.
To say that I was shocked wouldn’t be accurate.

17 May

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That’s how we do it in Oldham!!
I’ve had the absolute privilege of spending 4 days with the most amazing group of people.

10 May

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It’s official – Hawthorns is outstanding (again).

03 May

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Well, what a week. I’m sitting at my desk at 4.45pm on a Friday still reeling from events.

26 Apr

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Welcome back everyone.  I really hope you all had an amazing break.
We are now moving into our busiest term.

29 Mar

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I’ve had a week of particularly mixed emotions.
Earlier in the week I was left reeling from (yet another) BBC Panorama investigation into two multi academy trusts.

22 Mar

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Another week passes.
On Tuesday I spent the afternoon with Professor Barry Carpenter. Barry has just written a new book, ‘Girls and Autism’ (click here for details).

15 Mar

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I’ve spent quite an amount of time this week working alongside colleagues from Ofsted.