The Future of Schooling... Next week I’m chairing a national meeting exploring what the future will look like for schooling in England. I’m certain there will be considerable discussion about specialist schools, PRUs and Alternative provision. The discussion is...
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Welcome back, everyone. I hope you have all had a wonderful summer. Say it quietly, but it feels like we are getting back to some sort of post-covid normality. This week we have seen the children, young people and staff return to all our schools and organisations....
Over the next few days, all of our schools will be preparing to break for the summer vacation. I’ve written in my blogs, on many occasions, just how disruptive this year has been. Only this last week we have seen a really significant rise in positive cases and the...
Hi everyone, I hope everyone has had a good week. The success of the England football team certainly seems to be being discussed in most of our schools and organisations. It’s really the lift that everyone has needed. Let’s hope for a great game and a positive...
After the last few weeks’ hectic pace, things this week, in schools, have finally started to settle down. However, most of our schools and organisations are still significantly affected by Covid outbreaks. We’ve more children and young people having to self-isolate at...
Apart from a 5-year period when I worked in London, I have lived in Tameside all my life. Although my background is in accountancy and consultancy it was inevitable that at some stage I would end up in ‘Education’ in some capacity. My eldest daughter, after a career in human resources, is now a school secretary. My youngest daughter is a lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. My wife, Anne, was the school secretary at Hawthorns School before becoming a governor and subsequently chair of governors at the school in the early 2000’s. My mother was school secretary at Russell Scott School in Denton.
My interests include football (watching) and theatre (watching and playing). Over the years I have been in a number of productions at Guide Bridge Theatre, Oldham Lyceum and Hyde Little Theatre. When I retired from my business, I took some acting courses, got an agent, and can now occasionally be seen in the odd TV programme and adverts.
I became a trustee just before the first lockdown in March 2020 and although I would have preferred this not to have been the backdrop to my first year, it has enabled me to witness the tremendous dedication of all the staff and the resilience of the students and parents under very difficult circumstances. I hope that I can contribute my skills to the continuing success of the schools.
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