School Business Leadership

Caution – Superficial blog alert!

Sometimes I like to shop. This doesn't occur very often so I need to grab it when it happens and try to update my working wardrobe. I say 'try' because I am easily distracted by unsuitable-for-work shoes and anything in brown, which Barry insists is not professional. So, having seen some other blogs giving advice… Continue reading Caution – Superficial blog alert!

Holiday Sleuthing, School Business Leadership

School Holiday Sleuth – Idyll Interrupted – 2

DI Blandford had an irritating vaping habit. Not in the inhaling of it but in the constant fiddling with the vaporizer in his pocket. A tall and dark man with a friendly face, Anna thought that if he paid as much attention to what the people around him were saying, rather than his additive checking… Continue reading School Holiday Sleuth – Idyll Interrupted – 2

School Business Leadership

One of the most important policies you probably don’t have…

She was bleeding heavily that week. The changes taking place in her body were both expected and completely normal, but terrifying none the less. The worst of it was that it was just so unpredictable. The fear that accompanied the possibility of leaking all over her uniform effected her focus and ability to function at school.… Continue reading One of the most important policies you probably don’t have…

Holiday Sleuthing, School Business Leadership

School Holiday Sleuth – Idyll Interrupted – 1

The house stood high above Porth Temple beach with its secluded golden sands, surrounded on three sides by cliffs made up of a steep grassy incline that was climbable with care. The warm blue waters lapped against the sand, washing up small shells and pebbles, wet and shining with seawater in the bright sunlight. The… Continue reading School Holiday Sleuth – Idyll Interrupted – 1

School Business Leadership

Should you write a blog when you’re feeling down?

This is my first.  Of course, I know what the problem is.  I'm tired.  There is a lot that I'm worried about at work. I'm not sleeping well. I'm not eating properly so my stomach hurts and I become lethargic. I'm not moving about as much as I usually do, so my stomach hurts and… Continue reading Should you write a blog when you’re feeling down?

School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

Yes, I can be REALLY annoying!

What with the Budget Forecast return due next week - please tell me why the deadline is set a week after the Accounting Officer has gone on holiday? - and my ongoing campaign, alongside many in the country, to bang on about equal funding in schools, I'm feeling a bit frazzled. I know that there… Continue reading Yes, I can be REALLY annoying!

School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

Luck is (definitely) not a factor. 

Earlier this year I wrote 3 blogs using one of my favourite movie mantras, 'Luck is not a factor, Hope is not a strategy, Fear is not an option, and after writing them I decided to try to stop using the word 'luck' altogether. It has been quite an enlightening experience. We use the word 'luck' frequently in… Continue reading Luck is (definitely) not a factor.