On January 1st this year I became Vice-President (Digital and Student Experience). Very exciting, very humbling and, if I am honest, rather daunting too! The first three working weeks in my new role though have been spent handing over my Continue reading What does a Vice-President Digital and Student Experience do?
It is not quite halfway through January yet so I reckon this is still “ok” and as I keep telling myself all these goals and things I sign up to are self motivated so if I don’t do things quite Continue reading 2021 goal review
At the beginning of November I committed to blogging daily as part of NaNoWriMo as a way of trying to get myself back in the blogging habit and doing some daily writing. I managed to get to about day 16 Continue reading What happened to blogging?
Grumpy. I had to take a break for two days from blogging as I felt so utterly grumpy! Combination of things, tiredness was a significant factor and I just didn’t feel like blogging. At first I felt guilty as I Continue reading November 15th and 16th
(Pointless?) Gardening I don’t know much about gardening. Like many things house-related, I’d like it all just to be perfectly ordered and tidy ALL the time, without me actually doing much. And given the state of our house which is Continue reading November 14th
Saturday poem. I am tired today (late night last night) and didn’t much of any significance but I love Autumn and in honour of my Lockdown II poems which I blogged every day last November, I decided just to choose Continue reading November 13th
Fridays. Ah Friday! The end of the week. The promise of the weekend beckons. Yay. These are all good things. Fridays should be days of celebration. Or at least a feeling that you close the week on a positive note. Continue reading November 12th
Remembrance day. I was in Birmingham today. This was very exciting! It involved an overnight stay in a hotel, two train journeys, all on my own without smaller family members, a dinner out and then an all day conference. It Continue reading November 11th
I was asked to speak today at UCL’s educational leadership programme, which was a real honour. I was asked to think about what I had learnt as a leader during the pandemic (well we are probably still in the pandemic Continue reading November 10th
10 reasons why I am a school governor/trustee I had a meeting of one of the committees of the Academy Trust of which I am a Director/Trustee tonight so I thought this might be a good opportunity to reflect on Continue reading November 9th