Term seven

I’ve been reading twitter and other blogs of school business managers/leaders and a few talk of term 7 as a reference to the summer break. A time for us to reflect on the last academic year and enjoy solitude and quiet to get to grips with outstanding jobs: although the fire alarm testing on Wednesday…

In loving memory

Today, after over a year, we finally had the items purchased for Tony Ward brought outside for all to admire and enjoy! It was Sports day so with a few students in school, mainly for exams, it was a great opportunity to have them in situ. Martin Cook, an amazingly talented sculptor and his son…

Half term and 5/12 of 2018

This week has been full of work and play in equal measure. Monday was a lazy day, before a lovely roast dinner with Georgina and Jay. Tuesday, and a trip to work, busy with lots of walking. A trip to Bill’s and the cinema provided a catch up and plans for July. Wednesday and work…

Hard day’s night

What a week! I don’t feel that I have achieved very much at all. Everyday has brought a fresh challenge, some more daunting than others I’ve retreated to the garden of an evening, watching for the little changes to the shapes and colours. Changes to Data Protection come into force next Friday, and there is…

Thank you

Twists and turns a plenty this week, trying to balance the budget. It’s been stressful and after months of sleeping well, these last few weeks have provided sleep deprivation. One of the ways to try to balance the budget is not to replace staff who have left: never an easy decision. Even harder is to…

Snow Day

We have been warned about the Beast from the East, an extreme weather forecast with snow, freezing temperatures and all the chaos that can bring! I received the first text just after 5:30am and got up and left for work at 6:40. Roads were treacherous in places, the car drifted and flurries of snow were…

A trip to the City

Today I travelled up to London on a beautiful sunny day to a reunion of a few from the Bank that I used to work at. The bank closed in 1990 but my memories of working there are so fond. Wonderful people, and I met Kevin there with a job I loved. I know there…

January-sick and tired you’ve been hanging on me….

2018 has been momentous so far, and January has seemed very long, but February has settled in nicely and hopefully Spring is around the corner! The last ten days have been very busy at work and there hasn’t been much time to do much. Last year at this time we were preparing to go to…

Perceptions

This week has been a strange one, lots of excitement and opportunity and not much time to get things done. Early mornings and late nights with a foray into the unknown. A night at home with Kevin spending time with his mum, an opportunity for reflection. This week I’ve been told I’m scary at work,…

2017

This last year has been well documented by me, but I will post a few photos here too! As is the way, there has been highs (many) and lows (few), but that is life. How we cope with the lows is the important thing, with support of family and friends. Reading through my blogs for…

Where did last week go..

Last week was half term, although I was in school for a few days. I relish the solitude and opportunity to work uninterrupted. You achieve so much and it’s also great to take stock, tidy up my desk and do filing. Progress to finish the sixth form block is slow, but should be complete to…