Learning is not a Pathology
Did you know that “whatevs” has entered the English dictionary? You probably knew that “mankini” is used frequently enough to have become a “real” word but did you know that words, which have evolved from texting, have formally been acknowledged? Do you use “Truthiness (n): the quality of seeming or being felt to be true, […]
“Comparison is the Thief of Joy”: Why Careers Education is about Knowing Your Soul. Every now and then there come moments of real satisfaction as a Head. Week in, week out I give assemblies and recently British and global events have given richly in the way of opportunities for comments on the rule of law, […]
Might counting our blessings be the path to health and wellbeing?
I have finally acknowledged that I am no longer a young teacher. Various moments have prompted this epiphany and it was sealed recently as I reflected upon schools’ responses to the new curriculum. I realised that I am one of just a few people in the staff room who remembers teaching A Levels before Curriculum […]
Headteacher’s Blog: being
Do you wish to be great? Then start by being. St Augustine of Hippo. Is anyone reading this? Will you get to the end? Why are you here? Where is here? Education has always sought to be life changing whether conceived as an idealistic activity or one with the practical purpose of preparing us for […]
Headteacher’s Blog: are you beautiful?
Girls’ Schools are best placed to provide a new aesthetic. “Britain’s children are “deeply unhappy” and have to deal with fears and worries that did not exist 30 years ago, a charity has warned.” The Guardian 7 January 2016 Here at St Augustine’s Priory we held our Feast Day on the Friday before half term […]