Monthly Archives: June 2015

What else can we do but remember the bright spots?

  Suzanne Meriel Lawrenson 1960-2015 What else can we do but remember the bright spots? We all have our cherished memories of our parents, those moments when we connected, when we looked at each other and the understanding between us was unique … Continue reading

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This much I know about…the two days when I was closest to my dad

I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and on Father’s Day 2015, at the age of 50, this much I know about the two days when I was closest to my dad. Writing Love Over … Continue reading

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This much I know about…impostor syndrome

I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50, this much I know about impostor syndrome. We’re all in this (education world) together. This morning I will be talking at The … Continue reading

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This much I know about…Northern Rocks 2015

I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50, this much I know about Northern Rocks 2015. I had the pleasure of presenting at Northern Rocks 2015 yesterday. Huge thanks to … Continue reading

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This much I know about…basic budgeting

I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50, this much I know about basic budgeting. A fundamental truth about school budgets: If your costs rise but your income remains the … Continue reading

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This much I know about…maintaining perspective

I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50, this much I know about maintaining perspective. Can you recognise a mid-life crisis when you’re in the middle of a mid-life crisis? … Continue reading

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