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Education Funding – My view 

In 2013 I graduated from Warwick University with an MBA. An achievement completed while working full time as a School Business Manager and Mum/StepMum to 5 children, and one of which I am immensely proud. The reason I enjoyed my MBA so much was that I took all the taught business theories, models and practice… Continue reading Education Funding – My view 

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Give me Music, not Politics

I read a tweet recently suggesting that politics should be compulsory in schools in the same way that RE is. I don't agree with this sentiment and I'll tell you why. I do not believe that RE is just about teaching "religions of the world" but that it should be about encouraging young people to… Continue reading Give me Music, not Politics

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What’s love got to do with it?

Recent discussion in the media regarding emotions, the British ‘stiff upper lip’ and our mental health got me thinking about how reticent we are in our working lives to express ourselves openly. Outside of my family (although I’m sure Barry will claim it includes family) I admit that I’m not the most touchy-feely person on… Continue reading What’s love got to do with it?

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We SBMs are used to dealing with cannon fire.

It seems 2017 has more to throw at us with the news yesterday of a snap general election that, it is widely considered, will be approved in Parliament today. My first thoughts are not “Will income tax rise?” “Will they fix the pot hole in my road?” “Will they bring back fox hunting?” (All major… Continue reading We SBMs are used to dealing with cannon fire.