The value of art

As all four institutions have recently had or have got upcoming significant performances be that panto, young voices, We Will Rock You or Beauty and the Beast, I thought it might be worthwhile just reflecting upon the value of artistic endeavour in the education system at this time. It’s worthwhile saying that over the last […]

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Friendly February

Happiness isn’t a solo pursuit, we need each other! So when our world feels more divided, let’s spread more friendship and togetherness.

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Is it guilt free?

Sometimes I take the opportunity to make some serious points, through these messages, and those messages can be forthright and, then again, sometimes a little more subtle. And, on other occasions, I can be more frivolous – watch out for the Milton Jones one liners. This week I’m not sure what this will be as […]

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Winter warmth

This is the week when I might make reference to Blue Monday – last Monday I think. However, not this year. Our run up to the Christmas break was tough but, as mentioned last week, that extra few days in January made all the difference and so our concept of Blue Monday, being the third […]

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A new year; no need for a fresh start

Happy New Year I know it must feel like a lifetime since you were dancing and singing, as you welcomed the new year in, some 12 days ago, but it’s worth offering that greeting, nonetheless – it’s just polite and the ‘right thing to do’. I do very much hope that the break did you some good. […]

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Happy Holiday Season

Happy Christmas all The longest of long-terms is now done. I send this knowing that for many this is just the start of a very busy period. That said, I hope that you can have a well-earned and decent break, over the next couple of weeks. Take the opportunity to kick back, relax and enjoy […]

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Jolly nearly there

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, whether it’s an important religious festival for you or not, in fact, even if you want to hide under the duvet until it’s all over, there is something in the line… ‘tis the season to be jolly’. At this time of year, whilst we still endure a few more […]

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Winter warmth

I know that at this time of the year going into school or college, any educational establishment, can feel like dragging a heavyweight up the hill, in the snow and in the cold. It’s been a long old run since the half term already, and for many of us that’s on top of a long […]

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Spend wisely

Another week passes and we shuffle ever closer to the extended Christmas / New Year break. All of our staff, children and young people are putting their ‘backs’ into his long run in. We have lots to complete, lots to do and it’s a long one, that’s for sure, but we’ll get there and we’ll be in […]

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